Business as a Calling


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Free Press
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5.0 X 7.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Novak is a theologian and former U.S. ambassador who currently holds the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. He is the 1994 winner of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, and the author of over twenty-five books on philosophy, theology, politics, economics, and culture, including The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife.


Richard L. Lawson President and CEO, National Mining Association Michael Novak has penned a masterpiece. "Business as a Calling" is a must-read for everyone interested in capitalism, American style. From student to CEO; employee to major stockholder; government bureaucrat to politician -- all will find something to enjoy and profit from.
Dan Quayle A career in business can be entirely consistent with high standards and serious moral purpose, if only the right path is followed. Michael Novak, one of America's wise men, reveals what that path might be. This book is exceptional and timely.
Irving Kristol This is easily the best book ever written on business as a vocation from a religious point of view. It is both thoughtful, and practical, a rare combination.
William E. Simon Former Secretary of the Treasury Michael Novak is our finest -- and wisest -- writer on the intricate interplay between religion and economics in American life. His new book, "Business as a Calling, " breaks new ground by understanding business as a vocation with its own spiritual requirements. His book deepens our understanding of the religious dimensions of business life, and it also makes us aware once more of the pervasive influence of spiritual issues in a society which, on the surface, seems obsessed with material things. Michael Novak, as always, teaches us to think about old subjects in new and creative ways.
Os Guinnes Senior Fellow, the Trinity Forum Rich, wise, and illuminating, Novak's essay simultaneously rehumanizes capitalism and remoralizes business -- an immense and timely contribution to our much-needed Western renaissance.