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Integrating Christian Faith and Work

Individual, Occupational, and Organizational Influences and Strategies

  • Sharlene G. Buszka
  • Timothy Ewest
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 9-26
  4. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 27-47
  5. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 49-61
  6. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 63-84
  7. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 85-111
  8. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 113-132
  9. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 133-149
  10. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 151-189
  11. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 191-214
  12. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 215-258
  13. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 259-277
  14. Sharlene G. Buszka, Timothy Ewest
    Pages 279-282
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 283-291

About this book

Introduction

Though the majority of Americans claim faith in God and adults spend the majority of their time working, these two important dimensions of life are rarely effectively integrated. It is important for people of every faith tradition to consider how, when and if their faith and work are to be integrated. This is especially true as research shows that the integration of faith and spirituality in the workplace results in numerous benefits for individuals, organizations, and society - if done respectfully.

This book presents core research insights concerning integration influences and strategies for Christians who seek to integrate their faith and their work. Specifically, it discusses how individual, occupational, and organizational factors influence faith-work integration, and suggests diverse ways to integrate the Christian faith at work. The Faith and Work Integration Spheres of Influence Model is presented as a tool to guide individuals in better understanding how to develop their own personal plan for faith-work integration within the context of limiting or enabling occupational and organizational factors. It also suggests areas for further research on this topic. Readers will learn how Christian faith-work integration can be maximized based on individual attributes, occupational characteristics, and organizational factors. 


Keywords

spirituality in the workplace faith and work Christian faith and work organizational performance faith-work integration Faith-based Organizations Organization Ethics Social responsibility

Authors and affiliations

  • Sharlene G. Buszka
    • 1
  • Timothy Ewest
    • 2
  1. 1.Daemen CollegeAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Houston Baptist UniversityHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22914-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22913-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22914-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-3668
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-3676
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