Came across an interesting post on the relation between work and religion in modern society through the novels of William Gaddis. If you haven't read him, Gaddis is a dense, verbose, deeply philosophical writer who combines sensual detail with a textured understanding of his times.
Gaddis books discussed in this article:
The Recognitions (Penguin Classics)
JR (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Agape Agape (Penguin Classics)
And another book of his to consider:
Carpenter's Gothic (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)