Martin Luther refuted the view that the true Christian calling involved becoming a monk. He began affirming the spiritual value of the ordinary profession as part of one's high calling. But the Christian church has since abused this teaching as well, and man is once again faced by his own greed versus a true godly vocation.
The article focuses on the ethics of work, citing laziness as one great sin of our day.
The author focuses on work ethic and traces the understanding of it from the time of the Reformation. He takes into consideration the reasons why the rise of capitalism has been attributed to a change brought about by the new view among Protestants of work ethic.
What does our doctrine have to do with our work and our view of work?