The Good Life Hardback

by Herbert McCabe;

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The Good Life

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The Dalai Lama once wrote that the object of human existence was to be happy. This sounds extremely glib as happiness in the popular imagination is a feeling and in the words of the song 'the greatest gift that we possess'. On the other hand, von Hugel wrote 'Religion has never made me happy; it's no use shutting your eyes to the fact that the deeper you go, the more alone you will find yourself' This small masterpiece by the late Fr Herbert McCabe of the Dominican order steers a steady course between these two extremes. We feel instinctively that human beings are designed to enjoy themselves and to be happy and yet we are told that suffering is good for the soul. In the Catholic tradition the true object of human existence is the vision of God and nothing less than this will ever make us truly happy. Fr McCabe explores much deeper issues. Is happiness a pleasure or a pain? You hardly know. Certainly it is not a comfort for comfort spells security and happiness can take you out of yourself to a degree where all security is left behind. Behind a feeling of exultation, you can sense the flame of incandescent terror.;This short book is entirely original and will further enhance McCabe's posthumous reputation.

The Good Life by Herbert McCabe was published by Continuum in April 2005 and is our 51605th best seller. The ISBN for The Good Life is 9780826476470.

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Details for The Good Life

Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherContinuum (April 2005)
Number of Pages160
Thickness13 mm
Height178 mm
Width125 mm
Product Code103725
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