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Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 14, 2019 – “ A Christian Theology of Work” presented by Dr. Julie V. Burkey, adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, will be the topic of a lecture at Caldwell University, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Alumni Theatre on campus. It is free and open to the public.

Work! For many works is, at best, something to be endured—worse still, it is the proverbial rat-race—but such attitudes are at odds with Christian teaching about work. Dr. Burkey’s lecture will ask us to re-imagine work as a spiritual practice. Her discussion will address the biblical, historical, and theological warrants for a Theology of Work in the Catholic/Christian tradition, and spirituality to be lived in daily life.

Dr. Burkey is an adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Seton Hall’s Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and in the Seton Hall Department of Catholic Studies.

She authored and currently teaches courses on Catholic Evangelization and Theology/Spirituality of Work. She served as director of the Workplace Spirituality and Evangelization Initiatives at the seminary for over ten years. Dr. Burkey holds a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from the seminary School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Catholic University of America.

Dr. Burkey has presented talks, workshops, and retreats on a variety of topics, including evangelization, the spirituality of work, leadership and virtue, and the Blessed Mother and many of the saints. Her earlier work experience includes serving as a pastoral associate for stewardship and evangelization at a parish in the Archdiocese of Newark.

The lecture is being presented by Caldwell University’s Department of Theology and Philosophy as part of its Sister Maura Campbell lecture series. Sister Maura was a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell, a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.
For further information, call 973-618-3931.