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God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement [Hardcover]

By David W. Miller (Author)
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Pages   232
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.46" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.08 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2006
Publisher   Oxford University Press
ISBN  0195314808  
EAN  9780195314809  


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Drawing on the insights of theological ethics as well as the sociology of religion, Miller analyzes the history of the modern day Faith at Work movement from its roots in the late 19th century to its modern formulation and trajectory. He examines the diversity of its members and modes of expression, and constructs a new framework for understanding, interpreting, and critiquing the movement and its future. Miller concludes that workers and professionals have a deep and lasting desire to live a holistic life, to integrate the claims of their faith with the demands of their work. He documents the surprising abdication of this field by church and theological academy and its embrace, ironically, by the management academy.Offering compelling new evidence of the depth and breadth of spirituality at work, Miller concludes that faith at work is a bona fide social movement and here to stay. He establishes the importance of this movement, identifies the possibilities and problems, and points toward future research questions. God at Work is essential reading for business scholars and leaders, theologians and clergy, and anyone interested in the integration of faith and work.

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What was once taboo - faith at work - is increasingly accepted in corporate America. From secretaries to CEOs, growing numbers of businesspeople today want to bring their faith to work. Yet they wrestle with how to do this effectively and appropriately in a pluralistic corporate setting. For help they turn not to their clergy, but to their peers and to a burgeoning cottage industry on spirituality at work. They attend conferences and seminars, participate in Bible study and prayer groups, and read books, blogs, and eNewsletters. They see their faith as a resource for ethical guidance and to help find meaning and purpose in their work.
In God at Work, David W. Miller looks at how this Faith at Work movement developed and considers its potential value for business and society. Done well, the integration of faith and work has positive implications at the personal level, as well as for corporate ethics and the broader economic sphere. At the same time, increasing expressions of religion and spiritual practices at work also present the threat of divisiveness and discrimination.
Drawing on the insights of theological ethics as well as the sociology of religion, Miller analyzes the history of the modern day Faith at Work movement from its roots in the late 19th century to its modern formulation and trajectory. He examines the diversity of its members and modes of expression, and constructs a new framework for understanding, interpreting, and critiquing the movement and its future. Miller concludes that workers and professionals have a deep and lasting desire to live a holistic life, to integrate the claims of their faith with the demands of their work. He documents the surprising abdication of this field by church and theological academy and its embrace, ironically, by the management academy.
Offering compelling new evidence of the depth and breadth of spirituality at work, Miller concludes that faith at work is a bona fide social movement and here to stay. He establishes the importance of this movement, identifies the possibilities and problems, and points toward future research questions. God at Work is essential reading for business scholars and leaders, theologians and clergy, and anyone interested in the integration of faith and work.

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David W. Miller, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School and Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Business Ethics. He brings an unusual "bilingual" perspective to the academic world, having also spent 16 years in senior executive positions in international business and finance.


David W. Miller was born in 1957.

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An Insightful and Important Book  Aug 28, 2007
Today many individuals are beginning to realize that maintaining a separation between their work and personal lives is inauthentic and unhealthy. People want to bring their genuine selves into the workplace. That desire extends to their spiritual beliefs.

For employers, however, creating a "faith friendly" workplace feels risky. David Miller's God at Work is an important new book that provides the context and vision to help employers with this issue.

Mr. Miller's timing could not have been better. With retiring baby boomers and the coming shortage of labor, employers will need to create more attractive workplace environments to attract and retain the employees they need to meet organizational growth goals. (Consider this: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a shortage of 35 million workers in the decades ahead; Google has reduced its growth goals because it can't find the people it needs to meet the market opportunity; and, according to the consulting firm Booz Allen, half of the current labor force in the oil and gas business will retire in the next five years.)

Another reason employers should consider creating a faith friendly work environment is that the character values encouraged by most belief systems --humility, work ethic, integrity, honesty, open-mindedness, etc.--improve organizational performance, a case my co-authors and I made in our just-released book Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team's Passion, Creativity, and Productivity.

Making the workplace faith friendly is wise. David Miller's book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in this issue or responsible for making decisions about workplace policy in organizations.


 
A Daring Vision for GOD AT WORK  Feb 20, 2007
David W. Miller has a daring Vision. It evolved out of his business experience with IBM, his Seminary Education at Princeton University, and his latest job at the Yale Divinity School where he is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics. This has prepared him to be a leading edge scholar and practitioner in the Faith at Work movement.

The daring vision is for Global Corporations to become "faith-friendly" and build policies to honor and respect the spiritual dimensions of employees. Some Fortune 500 Companies are moving in this direction, such as Cocoa-Cola, PepsiCo, and American Express, with informal employee groups meeting regularly on company premises to discuss issues relating to faith and work. As we look down the road, Miller believes we must, as global citizens and companies, prepare ourselves to understand different religious practices and orientations to avoid situations of religious discrimination and harassment.

To make the Vision work, Miller has developed a new topology and language to transcend the old labels and stereotyping and to allow for a fresher communication. Gone are the old polarizers: liberal vs. conservative; evangelical vs. mainstream; Right vs. Left. Miller identifies four diffent modes where individuals express their quest for the integration of faith and work. The 4 modes are:

ETHICS (Personal virtue, business ethics, social and economic justice)

EVANGELISM (Expression of faith, for Christians and Muslims)

EXPERIENCE (vocation, calling, search for existential meaning)

ENRICHMENT (prayer,meditation, self actualization, New Age)

Developing these communication tools and a self awareness of ones natural mode(s)is affirming to oneself and the key to enable respect for and movement into other modes. Some might operate in all four modes and will experience a very rich and dynamic integration of faith and work.

GOD AT WORK is extremely well written and succinct (153 pages) and is easily accessible to the layman. Scholars of theology and management will be challenged and impressed with Miller's approach and ideas.
 
Faith at Work  Feb 6, 2007
The subject matter that this book approaches is vast and constantly evolving. That the author is able to offer a helpful history of this movement and clearly trace its evolution to the present day is a real benefit to the sociologist, theologian, historian, or businessperson who is interested in what is becoming a serious issue both in the business world and society at large.

The sociologists tell us that Americans are spending less time in community and civic organizations and more and more time at their workplace. While it seems natural, then, that people's faith would be brought to work, it is not always obvious how this has been or can be done with integrity and sensitivity. The history of the movement broadly illuminates this issue, and the author's encouraging nudges toward a mature understanding of how this can be done in today's business world speaks to the present situation authoritatively.

While there is a wealth of information and history "out there" when it comes to the Faith at Work phenomenon, it seems to me that it has rarely been approached in such a scholarly and savvy way. This book, therefore, is long overdue and will be an immense aid to the newcomer to this Faith at Work phenomenon or those already well-versed in its history and where it might be heading. The structure of the book serves to bring newcomers up to speed quickly with historical and structural explanations, and the reader is soon immersed in the thick of the movement with all its promise and potential pitfalls.
 
God at Work  Feb 5, 2007
David Miller is an accomplished businessman who altered his vocational path to better advance God's will in and through his vocation and vocations in general. His latest contribution is an overview of the history of the faith at work movement, and four characteristics - ethics, evangelism, enrichment, and experience - than singly or in combination were advocated by leaders and organizations involved with faith at work, starting about 100 years ago, but focusing primarily on past 20 years.

The author also develops an integrating framework for these four characteristics and accepts each as valid and necessary.

This book's 40 pages of endnotes are as much, if not more valuable, than its 150 pages of text, for anyone who wants to become familiar with current theory and its praxis through current leaders and organizations in the faith and work movement, primarily in Christian America.

The book also, tacitly at least, indicates the past and, by and large, current scope of faith at work - the focus remains primarily on the individual in his/her cubicle, with little consideration to what 6.4 billion people are together doing as God's "creation caring-for creatures" on planet earth via their capabilities and activities in stewardiship, restoration, redeeming of God's creation on planet earth.

Maybe David Miller will move on to this in next book!
 
Mark L. Russell Review of David W. Miller's "God at Work"  Jan 25, 2007
This book should be of interest to economists interested in knowing more about the various intersections of our faith and our work. It is a tremendous resource for those who would like to becoming more informed about and perhaps involved with interdisciplinary approaches addressing faith-work issues.

I have done extensive reading on this topic for several years and was amazed at the bibliographic resources and depth of the book.
Miller does a good job of fairly representing the various intents and theological traditions of people in FAW and this work is honestly ecumenical.

The book is an invaluable resource and fully recommended for those interested. Though this work may be considered by some to be heavy on theology and contains little in terms of macro or microeconomics, it nevertheless, lays a solid foundation for practitioners and academicians alike who are serious about such things. It will serve faith-work integrationists as a valuable resource for years to come.
 

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