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The pursuit of happiness : blessing and fulfillment in Christian faith

Author: Sarah Heaner Lancaster
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2011.
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People want to be happy. Nothing could be more obvious, and yet this common and evident goal is not as easy to achieve as it is to desire. The Christian tradition has understood happiness to be gained through relationship with God, and it has much to say about what will make us truly happy and what will not. This book examines happiness from a Christian perspective, using John Wesley as the focus of study because he  Read more...
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Lancaster, Sarah Heaner.
Pursuit of Happiness : Blessing and Fulfillment in Christian Faith.
US : Wipf and Stock Publishers, ©2010
Named Person: John Wesley; John Wesley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Heaner Lancaster
ISBN: 1498272932 9781498272933
OCLC Number: 1088320245
Description: 1 online resource (89 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Blessing and Fulfillment; Chapter 3: Happiness and Misery; Chapter 4: John Wesley: Happiness in the Way of Salvation; Chapter 5: John Wesley: Happiness through Holiness; Chapter 6: John Wesley: Happiness and Feeling Good; Chapter 7: A Theology of Happiness and the New Study of Happiness; Chapter 8: Christian Happiness and the Church; Bibliography
Responsibility: Sarah Heaner Lancaster.

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People want to be happy. Nothing could be more obvious, and yet this common and evident goal is not as easy to achieve as it is to desire. The Christian tradition has understood happiness to be gained through relationship with God, and it has much to say about what will make us truly happy and what will not. This book examines happiness from a Christian perspective, using John Wesley as the focus of study because he understood happiness with God to be the very goal of Christian life. He also understood that Christian happiness needed to acknowledge the difficulties of life. This book seeks to learn from the wisdom of the past in order to imagine how Christians today might talk about happiness in a way that is faithful to the tradition and engages the world as well.

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