A Christian Theology of Work

September 29, 2016 7:00 PM
Dominican Center

We welcome Dr. Julie Burkey, professor of theology at Seton Hall University, to our campus! Dr. Burkey served as the Director of Workplace Spirituality & Evangelization initiatives at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University for 12 years. She is currently an adjunct at Seton Hall University.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Business.

Dr. Burkey Faculty Lunch
12:30 pm, "A Christian Theology of Work"
Faculty should RSVP to

Dr. Julie Burkey Evening Lecture, "A Christian Theology of Work"
7 pm, Dominican Center

A Christian Theology of Work

Work! For many work 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. Julie’s lecture will ask us to reimagine 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 a spirituality to be lived in daily life.

Julie V. Burkey, D.Min.

Dr. Burkey served as Director of Workplace Spirituality & Evangelization Initiatives at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University for the past 12 years. Currently Adjunct Professor for Pastoral Theology, she teaches several courses she created, including Theology of Work, Catholic Evangelization, and New Evangelization and Catechesis. She also conducts frequent retreats for parishes and organizations on a great variety of topics, including spirituality of work, leadership and virtue/virtue ethics, living out the new evangelization, as well as many other topics relating to the Catholic tradition.

She spent most of her working career as principal of her own executive search firm specializing in the placement of executives in the pharmaceutical industry. After receiving her Masters’ degree in Pastoral Ministry from Seton Hall she served as a Pastoral Associate for Evangelization at a parish in the Archdiocese of Newark, leaving that position to join the Seminary School of Theology and complete her studies for a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Catholic University of America. Her dissertation, Theology of Work: a Working Life Retreat, provides a venue for parishes to help individuals to realize a work-faith connection in their daily life. She now serves on the Executive Board of the Academy of Management’s Management, Spirituality, and Religion Division, and is currently co-authoring a book on the life of St. Edith Stein as a model for an authentic spirituality of work.

J Burkey