Jeremy Kidwell, The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work: From Tabernacle to Eucharist. Routledge.

The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work
An important reconceptualisation is taking place in the way people express creativity, work together, and engage in labour; particularly with the rise of the maker movement and craft work. But is this a new phenomenon? In The Theology of Craft I explore the Hebrew bible and Greek New Testament in conversation with other ancient craft narratives to see whether there is a model for good work embedded there. Through an examination of themes such as agency, aesthetics, sociality, skill, and the material culture of work, I argue that the church (or ‘new temple’) is both the product and the site of moral work and furthermore that Christian worship provides a moral context for work.

Publisher - Hive Books (UK indy sellers) - IndieBound (Independent booksellers in the USA)

Reviews: Journal of Markets & Morality (Brian Dijkema)

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