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Special Issue "Christian Religious Perspectives Regarding, Ethics, Faith and Work"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444). This special issue belongs to the section "Religions and Humanities/Philosophies".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 89
Special Issue Editors
2. Director, Graduate Programs SCT, Houston Baptist University, 77502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
3. Director, Houston Theological Seminary, Houston Baptist University, 77502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
4. Professor of Early Christianity, Houston Baptist University, 77502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
5. Director, Houston Theological Seminary, Houston Baptist University, 77502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
6. Director, Graduate Programs SCT, Houston Baptist University, 77502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
7. Director, Houston Theological Seminary, Houston Baptist University, 77502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
Interests: the New Testament and Theology
2. Chair, Department of Management, Marketing and Business, Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
3. Associate Professor of Management. Archie W. Dunham College of Business, Department of Management, Marketing and Business, Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074, USA
Interests: leadership; corporate social responsibility; organ
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Special Issue Information
While some suggest religion’s presence in the global community is diminishing, religious adherence, including measures of religiosity is growing (Stark, 2015). This stands in contrast to the assumption by some that secularism and the naturalist philosophical perspective would quash religion (Casanova, 2009). This modern reality was not a revelation to most in the academic community who have recognized from multiple disciplines that religion is formative for personal identity (Emmons, 2003), instrumental in coping with suffering (Pargament, 2001), an iterative force in social construction (Giddens, 1986; Norris and Inglehart, 2011), dynamic in its historical perception (Taylor, 2008) and having an ever-present role in culture, politics and society (Wuthnow, 2020).
In reality, there is a long-standing and ever-growing scholarship regarding religions impacts and interplay within individuals, organizations, and society carrying on the tradition of Weber (1095/2013). Such scholarship has explored connections and manifestations of the world’s religions within the workplace; for example, Islam (Sloane-White, 2017), Buddhism (Rooney & Qiu, 2019), Hinduism (Srilalitha & Supriya, 2019) and Judaism (Dunn & Jensen, 2018) – to name only a few. Within Christianity, examples of research considerations within Catholic traditions, beliefs and practices which undergird workplace practices have been given ample consideration (Nolan, 2006; Melé, 2011) and alternatively, examples of Protestant beliefs and practices within the workplace continue to grow (Miller, 2007; Lambert III, 2009; Buszka & Ewest, 2019).
This special issue considers the integration of the Christian faith into organizational life, with special consideration given to both organizational religious diversity and sustainability. While it was more common in the past for religion to play a direct role in normative ethical formation, in the modern era other disciplines have refocused the conversation on rational philosophical arguments which indirectly deny or marginalize theological ethics (De George, 1986). And, considering the continued and growing presence of religion in the world and correspondingly the marketplace, it becomes vital that religious ethics in general and Christian ethics, in particular, are delineated, disseminated and understood if global communities are to work together to solve the world’s most pressing problems, including religious diversity and environmental sustainably.
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Blackwell
Dr. Timothy G Ewest
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- religion in the workplace
- workplace theology
- faith at work