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Hearing Vocation Differently – Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy

David S. Cunningham


Colleges and universities have begun using the language of vocation and calling to help undergraduates think about the future direction of their lives. This language has been employed in both secular and religious contexts, but it has deep roots in a specific theological tradition. Given the increasingly multi-faith context of undergraduate life, many have asked whether this originally Christian terminology can truly become a new vocabulary for higher education. This volume’s 13 contributing scholars identify with a wide variety of faith traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, ... More

Keywords: vocation, calling, vocational discernment, world religions, faith traditions, religious pluralism, interfaith dialogue, affective learning, meaning and purpose, personal identity

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190888671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190888671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David S. Cunningham, editor
Director, network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

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