Work. It forms such a big part of our lives. We desperately long for it to have meaning.
But those listed above are not the first evangelical brothers to have engaged in robust discussion on the issue. Oliver O’Donovan & Miroslav Volf (filling out Moltmann’s earlier work) have themselves offered distinct accounts of how to understand human work. I believe the competing approaches these two great evangelical thinkers take, could be instructive for our own present deliberation on the issue.
In the above PDF paper, I compare/contrast how O’Donovan and Volf explain the relationship between creational and evangelical work. I’m convinced it is worth our while listening to their contrasting accounts, before we forge further ahead with our own deliberations on the issue. The introductory section briefly reviews reformed thinking on vocation, before moving on to Moltmann’s, Volf’s and then O’Donovan’s proposals.