God and the Art of Happiness Hardback

An Offering of Pastoral Doctrinal Theology

by Ellen T. Charry;

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God and the Art of Happiness

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Western Christians are generally skittish about happiness, observes Ellen Charry. We hope for future, eternal happiness, but are we really supposed to be happy in the here and now, which so often is a vale of tears? Charry's God and the Art of Happiness reviews the history of the theological conversation about happiness and offers a constructive proposal for considering it anew. After a brief introductory look at ancient Greek philosophy, Charry surveys the treatment of God and happiness in classic Christian thought, all the way from Saint Augustine through the eighteenth century. She then explores the biblical vision of happiness in the Pentateuch, Psalms, Proverbs, and the Gospel of John, clearly showing how the Bible encourages the happiness and flourishing that accompany obedience to the Creator - and how God and we are to enjoy and delight in one another. A highly original theology of the Christian life, born out of hope and personal anguish, Charry's God and the Art of Happiness ends with stories that movingly exemplify how true happiness can be found and embraced in real-life situations.

God and the Art of Happiness by Ellen T. Charry was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in January 2011 and is our 32373rd best seller. The ISBN for God and the Art of Happiness is 9780802860323.

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Details for God and the Art of Happiness

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (January 2011)
Number of Pages269
Thickness26 mm
Height321 mm
Width236 mm
Product Code3209517
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