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The Bible and the pursuit of happiness : what the Old and New Testaments teach us about the good life

Author: Brent A Strawn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brent A Strawn
ISBN: 9780199795734 0199795738 9780199795741 0199795746
OCLC Number: 773493605
Description: xvii, 430 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Bible and ... happiness? / Brent A. Strawn --
pt. 1. Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. God, creation, and the pursuit of happiness / Terence E. Fretheim ; Is there happiness in the Torah? / Nathan MacDonald ; A happy blend : Isaiah's vision of happiness (and beyond) / Jacqueline Lapsley ; Happiness and its discontents in the Psalms / William P. Brown ; Positive psychology and ancient Israelite wisdom / Carol A. Newsom --
pt. 2. New Testament. The Beatitudes : happiness and the kingdom of God / Carl R. Holladay ; "We had to celebrate and rejoice!" : happiness in the topsy-turvy world of Luke-Acts / Joel B. Green ; "I have learned to be content?" : happiness according to St. Paul / Colleen Shantz ; Finding happiness in apocalyptic literature / Greg Carey --
pt. 3. Beyond the Bible : continuing the conversation into other disciplines. The necessity of divine happiness : a response from systematic theology / Ellen T. Charry ; A constructed happiness : a response from practical theology / Thomas G. Long ; The transformation of happiness : a response from counseling psychology / Steven J. Sandage ; Epilogue. The triumph of life : towards a biblical theology of happiness / Brent A. Strawn ; Appendix. A biblical lexicon of happiness / Michael J. Chan.
Responsibility: edited by Brent A. Strawn.
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