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The Subjective Dimension of Human Work

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The Author: Deborah Savage completed her Ph.D. at Marquette University in 2005. She presently teaches in both the Department of Theology and the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her research interests include: the philosophical and theological foundations of human work and conversion, the vocation of leadership and the profession of management, and the "feminine genius" as it manifests in public and professional life.


"Deborah Savage's book is packed with insight into work and its importance in our lives, showing how work can become a source of spiritual growth and transformation. With her life experiences in the corporate world and her expertise in both theology and philosophy, Savage has produced the definitive scholarly treatment of the role of work in the social teaching of the Catholic Church, especially as refracted through two of its most important theologians - Bernard Lonergan and John Paul II. Her lucid style makes this book accessible to a wide audience, while its careful argumentation and comprehensiveness makes it essential reading for scholars of the theology of work." (Laura L. Garcia, Philosophy Department, Boston College) "This is a well-written and detailed comparison of the philosophies and social ethics of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Bernard Lonergan. Using the anthropology of work as her heuristic and linking notion, Deborah Savage conclusively demonstrates the compatibility of these two giants of twentieth century thought. I recommend this volume to anyone interested either in understanding their respective projects or in considering the deepest meaning of human work." (Father Richard Liddy, Center for Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University) "This is an elegant and even gripping book. It brings together with grace and erudition several disciplines: religious studies, the liberal arts, and business administration. This book will have consequences in the business world as well as in scholarly circles." (David Kieft, professor Emeritus, Department of Modern European History, University of Minnesota)

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