The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 449
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ISBN-10 : 9780199795741
ISBN-13 : 0199795746
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Book Synopsis The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness by : Brent A. Strawn

Download or read book The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness written by Brent A. Strawn and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars of the social sciences have devoted more and more attention of late to the concept of human happiness, mainly from sociological and psychological perspectives. This volume, which includes essays from scholars of the New Testament, the Old Testament, systematic theology, practical theology, and counseling psychology, poses a new and exciting question: what is happiness according to the Bible? Informed by developments in positive psychology, The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness explores representations of happiness throughout the Bible and demonstrates the ways in which these representations affect both religious and secular understandings of happiness. In addition to the twelve essays, the book contains a framing introduction and epilogue, as well as an appendix of all the terms used in reference to happiness in the Bible. The resulting volume, the first of its kind, is a highly useful and remarkably comprehensive resource for the study of happiness in the Bible and beyond.


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