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
This event is co-sponsored by the School of Business.
Dr. Burkey Faculty Lunch
12:30 pm, "A Christian Theology of Work"
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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.