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What Can the Spirit Teach Us About Workplace Spirituality

  • Peter McGhee
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Abstract

The growing interest in workplace spirituality (WS hereafter) is both beneficial and disquieting from a Christian perspective. It is beneficial because it counters the naturalistic self-interested worldview that often governs organizations. Additionally, it provides a bulwark against much of the meaninglessness that is prevalent in modern workplaces. It is also troubling because “spirituality” has become such an amorphous word that practically anything goes. Unfortunately, much of what is written and practiced in this area may have limited association with Christian truth. Accordingly, this chapter provides a critical review of contemporary understandings of WS, both secular and Christian, and offers a constructive advancement from a Christian pneumatikos (i.e., “spiritual”) perspective.

Keywords

Christianity Workplace spirituality Holy spirit Calling Eschatology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business and LawAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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