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Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

David S. Cunningham


This book demonstrates that vocation and calling can serve as a new vocabulary for higher education—encouraging faculty and students alike to venture out of their narrow disciplinary specializations and to reflect on larger questions of meaning and purpose. These essays advance the cause of vocational reflection well beyond its occasional mention in general education courses and career placement offices. The book’s thirteen contributors include biologists and musicians, sociologists and engineers, doctors and lawyers, college presidents and deans, and scholars of history, literature, and busin ... More

Keywords: vocation, calling, higher education, applied fields, interdisciplinary studies, college majors, responsibility, narrative, work, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190607104
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David S. Cunningham, editor
Professor of Religion, Hope College

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