Salvation, theology and organizational practices across the centuries.

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  • Author(s): Dyck, Bruno; Wiebe, Elden
  • Source:
    Organization. May2012, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p299-324. 26p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      archetype
      Christian history
      Church fathers
      emancipation
      Islam
      Luther
      Max Weber
      myths
      organizational history
      Protestant ethic
      salvation
      suffering
      theological turn
      theology
      world religions
    • Abstract:
      Humankind has a long history of seeking to be saved from suffering, although the understanding of just how to achieve this salvation has changed over time. Regardless of how it has been understood, throughout history the dominant understanding of salvation has been associated with how social structures and systems are organized. This article provides an historical review of the relationship between salvation and organizational practices, paying particular attention to various views of salvation within the Western Christian tradition over the past two millennia. Using a three dimensional analytical framework—the modality of salvation, the instantiation of salvation and the locus of ethical activity—we describe key changes in the meaning of salvation over time, and describe hallmark organizational practices associated with each meaning. We conclude by discussing implications of our analysis for examining relationships between organizational practices and salvation in other religious traditions, for developing a more nuanced understanding of emancipation, for developing counter-cultural approaches to management and for strengthening a ‘theological turn’ in organization and management theory. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      14172
    • ISSN:
      1350-5084
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/1350508412437073
    • Accession Number:
      76180730
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DYCK, B.; WIEBE, E. Salvation, theology and organizational practices across the centuries. Organization, [s. l.], v. 19, n. 3, p. 299–324, 2012. DOI 10.1177/1350508412437073. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=76180730. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Dyck B, Wiebe E. Salvation, theology and organizational practices across the centuries. Organization. 2012;19(3):299-324. doi:10.1177/1350508412437073
    • APA:
      Dyck, B., & Wiebe, E. (2012). Salvation, theology and organizational practices across the centuries. Organization, 19(3), 299–324. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508412437073
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dyck, Bruno, and Elden Wiebe. 2012. “Salvation, Theology and Organizational Practices across the Centuries.” Organization 19 (3): 299–324. doi:10.1177/1350508412437073.
    • Harvard:
      Dyck, B. and Wiebe, E. (2012) ‘Salvation, theology and organizational practices across the centuries’, Organization, 19(3), pp. 299–324. doi: 10.1177/1350508412437073.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dyck, B & Wiebe, E 2012, ‘Salvation, theology and organizational practices across the centuries’, Organization, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 299–324, viewed 26 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Dyck, Bruno, and Elden Wiebe. “Salvation, Theology and Organizational Practices across the Centuries.” Organization, vol. 19, no. 3, May 2012, pp. 299–324. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1350508412437073.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dyck, Bruno, and Elden Wiebe. “Salvation, Theology and Organizational Practices across the Centuries.” Organization 19, no. 3 (May 2012): 299–324. doi:10.1177/1350508412437073.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dyck B, Wiebe E. Salvation, theology and organizational practices across the centuries. Organization [Internet]. 2012 May [cited 2020 Nov 26];19(3):299–324. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=76180730