Minor Project 1 –
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:28, NIV)
Content: In Genesis 1-2, The Hebrew Scriptures describe in successive ways the creation of the world and the Divine purpose of mankind. Utilizing the exegetical skills of narrative analysis, first, identify the main tenets of the Creation mandate given by God to mankind as they might relate to business. Second, as the Creation mandate anticipates mankind’s development and adoption of technology, identify the role of innovation and creativity vis-á-vis technology in the Creation mandate. Finally, using what you have identified above, write an essay in which you describe the purpose and call to business as seen in the Creation mandate of Genesis 1-2. In this essay, also explore how an understanding of innovation and creativity as implied in the Creation mandate could play a role in the construction, adaptation, and use of technology in business for the 21st Century.