The Bible and the pursuit of happiness [electronic resource] : what the Old and New Testaments teach us about the good life / [edited by] Brent A. Strawn
- New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Strawn, Brent A.
- Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Hebrew Bible/Old Testament -- Introduction to Part I -- 1.God, Creation, and the Pursuit of Happiness / Terence E. Fretheim -- 2.Is There Happiness in the Torah? / Nathan Macdonald -- 3.A Happy Blend: Isaiah's Vision of Happiness (and Beyond) / Jacqueline Lapsley -- 4.Happiness and Its Discontents in the Psalms / William P. Brown -- 5.Positive Psychology and Ancient Israelite Wisdom / Carol A. Newsom -- pt. TWO New Testament -- Introduction to Part II -- 6.The Beatitudes: Happiness and the Kingdom of God / Carl R. Holladay -- 7."We Had to Celebrate and Rejoice!" Happiness in the Topsy-Turvy World of Luke-Acts / Joel B. Green -- 8."I Have Learned to Be Content?": Happiness According to St. Paul / Colleen Shantz -- 9.Finding Happiness in Apocalyptic Literature / Greg Carey -- pt. THREE Beyond the Bible: Continuing the Conversation into Other Disciplines -- Introduction to Part III -- 10.The Necessity of Divine Happiness: A Response from Systematic Theology / Ellen T. Charry -- 11.A Constructed Happiness: A Response from Practical Theology / Thomas G. Long -- 12.The Transformation of Happiness: A Response from Counseling Psychology / Steven J. Sandage.
- 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 an exciting question: what is happiness according to the Bible?
- 9780199979691 (ebook)
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