Be a Blessing: The Theology of Work in the Narrative of Genesis
ANZSRC / FoR Code
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Utilizing the techniques of narratology and literary analysis, this study examines the foundational biblical text of Genesis to develop the theology of ordinary human work that emerges from it. The study offers a history of Christian theologies of human work as well as a unique approach to both the topic of work and the literary structure of Genesis. The emerging concept of blessing rather than achievement provides a refreshing and yet practical approach to human work. This is a valuable complement to the current interest in this topic, and one that, although challenging some current concepts, is encouraging.
Ostring, E. (2016). Be a blessing: The theology of work in the narrative of Genesis. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.