Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

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William Carl Placher
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2005 - Religion - 452 pages
Callings gathers select passages on work and vocation from the greatest writers in Christian history. William Placher has written introductions to accompany the selections - an introduction to each of the four main historical sections and a brief introduction to each reading. While the vocational questions faced by Christians have changed through the centuries, this book demonstrates how the distilled wisdom of these saints, preachers, theologians, and teachers remains relevant to Christians today.

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Contents

IV
13
V
23
VI
33
VII
35
IX
39
X
47
XII
51
XIV
59
LVIII
239
LX
244
LXII
254
LXIV
262
LXVI
273
LXVIII
277
LXX
278
LXXII
286

XVI
65
XVIII
73
XX
80
XXI
83
XXIII
107
XXIV
115
XXV
123
XXVII
128
XXIX
132
XXXI
140
XXXIII
143
XXXV
150
XXXVII
154
XXXIX
176
XLI
190
XLII
196
XLIV
205
XLV
211
XLVII
213
XLIX
215
LI
217
LIII
220
LV
227
LVII
232
LXXIV
294
LXXVI
300
LXXVIII
303
LXXX
310
LXXXII
316
LXXXIV
319
LXXXVI
322
LXXXVIII
327
LXXXIX
333
XC
343
XCII
349
XCIV
353
XCVI
359
XCVIII
371
C
377
CII
385
CIV
389
CVI
400
CVIII
405
CX
413
CXII
421
CXIV
429
CXVI
445
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