How and why Methodists moved the market economy forward

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We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! It is well known that early Methodism flourished most among the new working and middle classes – [Read More...]


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Calvinists, Puritans, and the Wesleyan response to the new industrial reality

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We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! The Reformed tradition Calvin elaborated on the Lutheran doctrine of vocation, freeing people to pursue the vocations [Read More...]


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Luther on ordinary work and vocation

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! For the Reformers, as for the early church, the primary meaning of the term “calling” remained the [Read More...]


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The contemplative contribution

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! The contemplative vs. the active life A key moment in Christian thought about economic work came in [Read More...]


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Early Christianity and everyday work

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! Having laid a biblical basis for thinking about work, I’d like to take us now on something [Read More...]


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A brass-tacks, real-world theology of work and vocation

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! The current series of posts (starting here) has been sketching a theological understanding of work and vocation, [Read More...]


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