The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness PDF ePub eBook

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The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness free pdf 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.

About Brent A. Strawn

Brent A. Strawn is Associate Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

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Author : Brent A. Strawn
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 15 November 2012
ISBN : 0199795746
EAN : 9780199795741
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 456 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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