"To live well is to work well," wrote Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, yet many people are reporting to jobs every day that provide little satisfaction. Fox, a former Catholic priest and widely published author (Creation Spirituality, LJ 5/1/91), asserts that life and livelihood are about spirit. He contrasts the machine era, when the universe was perceived as a machine, with the green ("sheen") era, when the universe is seen as a mystery and where God is in all things. Arguing that all work should have dignity, Fox envisions a work world in which intellect, heart, and health harmonize to celebrate the whole person. Though Fox achieves his aims of providing an essay in "deep ecumenism," his philosophy of work seems to have little practical relevance to the work world. Recommended for libraries with modern philosophy and creation spirituality collections.
Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.
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"A big step toward a new, promising age of human scale and sacred context." -- --Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Soul Mates
"A sweeping, enticing vision, pulsing with Fox's unrelenting passion." -- --San Francisco Chronicle
"Impassioned...life-affirming." -- --New Age Journal
Even though Matthew Fox can be overly wordy at some points, the brilliance of his insights have lasting value. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Albert Farthing
this is the best book i've read bar none about changing my perception about the meaning of work vs. job. who i choose to be within this framework of employment is crucial. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by Lm Barbati