Why Do We Need a Theology of Work?


In this week's podcast the theologian and writer Jonathan Malesic speaks to Matt Malone, S. J., and Kerry Weber about why we need a theology of work. Drawing on St. John Paul II and Benedictine thought, Malesic argues that it is important set boundaries around our work lives, because a person's dignity is not derived from work—it is God-given.

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Beth Cioffoletti
2 years 1 month ago

well done. thank you.

William Rydberg
2 years 1 month ago

Professor Malesic does a great job of laying out the Catholic view of work. One appreciates the understanding that we bring dignity to work, not vice versa. I especially like how he comfortably contrasts with the Benedictine Charism.

Work is so central to the American Worker.

America Magazine ought to consider including a regular article alongside "In all things" dealing with this important topic.

Initially, it might make sense to obtain excerpts from the Professor's upcoming book.

Thanks for this high quality very timely podcast.

Please give us more of the same...

in Christ,

Patrick Viola
1 year 8 months ago

Regardless how much we value our work and how much we like it and strain after realization of personal potential in profession and career personal life and dignity is not centered on job and study only. Set your priorities with paper writing center to live a full life!


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