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The Way of Life

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The concept of vocation is often at the heart of religious experience, yet suprisingly few serious theological studies have been written about it. The Way of Life seeks to remedy this oversight and to outline a sane alternative to the...


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The concept of vocation is often at the heart of religious experience, yet suprisingly few serious theological studies have been written about it. The Way of Life seeks to remedy this oversight and to outline a sane alternative to the more questionable versions of the idea of vocation found at the popular level. Beginning with the Bible, and drawing on theological sources both Protestant and Catholic, Gary Badcock develops a constructive theology of Christian vocation, rescuing it from both secular and sacred distortions. Badcock argues that Christian vocation is essentially the call to love God and neighbor. Through a consideration of several theologians, including in particular Martin Luther and Hans Urs von Balthasar, Badcock links this theme to another ruling idea of Christian spirituality - discipleship in the way of the cross. Viewed theologically, Christian vocation finally comes to be seen as a sharing in the reconciling mission of Jesus. Vocation should be seen as a way of li
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Beginning with the Bible and drawing on a range of theological sources, Gary Badcock develops a constructive theology of Christian vocation, rescuing it from both secular and sacred distortions. Badcock demonstrates that the concept of vocation is more intimately tied to "personhood" than to "occupation." Even though work itself is of great significance and is one vital sphere within which vocation can be expressed, Badcock shows that the fullest meaning of vocation is less about what one does than about what one is. Anyone struggling to discover a "vocation" will find this book to be a revelation.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 124334
  • Product Code 0802844901
  • EAN 9780802844903
  • Pages 160
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Oct 1998
  • Dimensions 227 x 150 x 11mm
  • Weight 0.244kg

Gary D Badcock

Gary D. Badcock (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) serves on the Faculty of Theology at Huron University College, London, Ontario. He has taught at the Universities of Aberdeen (1991-92) and Edinburgh (1993-99), and at Huron since 1999. Gary has written Light of Truth and Fire of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit; The Way of Life: A Theology of Christian Vocation and he has also recently completed The House Where God Lives.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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