A Kind of Life Imposed on Man: Vocation and Social Order from Tyndale to Locke

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Vocation, or calling - the idea that everyday work is the locus of Christian obedience - is, at first glance, peculiarly a theological notion. But doctrines of vocation formed the core of much of the economic and social theory of Protestantism at a time when such theory was culturally and politically influential. Hence it has also attracted attention from, and caused controversy among, sociologists, economic historians, and political theorists. Max Weber made vocation one of the foci of his celebrated studies of ...
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Vocation, or calling - the idea that everyday work is the locus of Christian obedience - is, at first glance, peculiarly a theological notion. But doctrines of vocation formed the core of much of the economic and social theory of Protestantism at a time when such theory was culturally and politically influential. Hence it has also attracted attention from, and caused controversy among, sociologists, economic historians, and political theorists. Max Weber made vocation one of the foci of his celebrated studies of the 'Protestant ethic' and the 'spirit of capitalism.' In this book, Paul Marshall offers the first systematic study of the development of the idea of vocation in England from 1500 to 1700. Vocational theory illuminates four themes that are examined in this work: the relationship between Renaissance and Reformation social thought; the nature of the competing political forces in mid-seventeenth century England, particularly as they related to Puritan social views; the interpretation of seventeenth-century political theory, notably the thinking of John Locke; and contemporary theological discussions of the relationship of vocation to the existing social order, which parallel debates between the Levellers and their opponents during the civil war.
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An historical investigation into the idea that everyday work is the locus of Christian obedience, studying the development of "vocation" (Protestant ethic, the spirit of capitalism) from 1500 to 1700 in England. Marshall (political theory, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto) describes the relationship between Renaissance and reformation social thought, the nature of competing political forces in mid 17th century England (particularly Puritan social views), the interpretation of 17th century political theory through the work of John Locke, and contemporary theological discussions of the relationship of vocation to the existing social order. Canadian card order number C96-930013-1. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802007841
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 14.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: The Importance of a Calling 3
2 Freedom, Necessity, and Calling: From the Ancient World to the Reformation 12
3 Reform, Estate, and Calling: The More Circle and the Early Protestants 27
4 Work, Rationality, and Calling: Puritans and Nonconformists 37
5 Stability, Order, and Calling: The Anglicans 54
6 Politics, Necessity, and Calling: Barth, Brunner, Levellers, and True Levellers 67
7 Economics and Calling: John Locke's Duality 85
8 Calling and the Shaping of the Modern World 97
Notes 103
Works Cited 137
Index 159
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