Hearing vocation differently : meaning, purpose, and identity in the multi-faith academy

Colleges & universities have begun using the language of vocation & calling to help undergraduates think about the future direction of their lives. This language has been employed in both secular & religious contexts, but it has deep roots in a specific theological tradition. Given the i...

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Main Author: Cunningham, David S. 1961-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2018
Series/Journal:Oxford scholarship online
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Religious pluralism / Vocation / Glaubensbegründung / Religious identity
Further subjects:B Vocation
Online Access: Volltext
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Colleges & universities have begun using the language of vocation & calling to help undergraduates think about the future direction of their lives. This language has been employed in both secular & religious contexts, but it has deep roots in a specific theological tradition. Given the increasingly multi-faith context of undergraduate life, many have asked whether this originally Christian terminology can truly become a new vocabulary for higher education. This volume's 13 contributing scholars identify with a wide variety of faith traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, & Sikhism. Some claim more than one tradition; others would claim none. Rather than seeking to 'translate' Christian language into other perspectives, they reflect on various facets of vocation from the standpoint of their own traditions
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Zielgruppe - Audience: Specialized
ISBN:0190888709
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190888671.001.0001