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Working to Death: Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

Working to Death: Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

Richard Beck at Host 2015

Working to Death: Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

Working to Death: Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

Richard Beck at Host 2015

Ecclesiastes describes work both as “meaningless” and as a blessing. Fusing theological and existential insights, Richard's talk will address this apparent contradiction by arguing that work becomes “vanity’ when it is rejected as a gift to become an idolatrous pursuit of self-esteem in the face of death.

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Richard Beck

Richard Beck

Richard Beck is Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Abilene Christian University, as well as author and blogger. Richard is married to Jana and they have two sons, Brenden and Aidan. They also have a dog Bandit who keeps Richard company as he writes for his blog Experimental Theology. Richard's area of interest--be it research, writing, or blogging--is on the interface of Christian theology and psychology, with a particular focus on how existential issues affect Christian belief and practice.

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