Muchas gracias to Dr.David Field who has focused and framed the argument most helpfully in his open letter on 'Calling' .
Since having had the opportunity to read David's comments, I happened across another definition of 'calling' which occurs on p.27 of Max Weber's magnum opus 'Protestantism and the Rise of Capitalism' :
"the valuation of the fulfillment of duty in worldly affairs as the highest form which the moral activity of an individual could assume."
I suppose I was really arguing against a Weberian concept of 'calling' which probably also operates subconsciously in the minds of many Christians.
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