Calling and the Professions in the Free Society
Participants read primary philosophical and theological texts to examine the concept of a calling as a way to structure one's life and to answer the question: Does the concept continue to make sense in the modern world?
Plato and Aristophanes. Four Texts on Socrates, Revised Edition. Edited by Thomas West and Grace Starry West. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.
Placher, William C., eds. Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005.
Coogan, Michael D., eds. The New Oxford Annotated Bible, Fully Revised Fourth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Pieper, Josef. Leisure: The Basis of Culture. Translated by Alexander Dru. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999.
Saint Augustine. Confessions. Translated by Henry Chadwick. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Weber, Max. The Vocation Lectures. Edited by David Owen and Tracy B. Strong. Translated by Rodney Livingstone. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2004.