Title

Creating in the Name of God Who Creates: A Whole-life Model of Spirituality within Work

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2010

Abstract

While the field of research in spirituality and religion in the workplace is relatively new, the ideas about the interplay between spirit, religion and work in the West has been present since Grzco-Roman times with differential meaning evolving over time. The purpose of this paper is to review the historically different spiritual meanings associated with work and question modern assumptions by suggesting a spiritual view of work based on a pre- industrial Lutheran view of vocation that includes an authentic sense of self in service to others within a whole life model of work. Finally, the authors caution against imbuing work alone as a source of spirituality.