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Title The Bible and the pursuit of happiness : what the Old and New Testaments teach us about the good life / [edited by] Brent A. Strawn.
Imprint New York ; Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2013.

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Subject Bible -- Psychology.
Happiness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Happiness -- Biblical teaching.
Alt Name Strawn, Brent A.,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary 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?
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on September 17, 2019).
ISBN 9780199979691 (ebook)
0199979693 (ebook)
9780199795734 (hardcover)
9780199795741 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 826068436
Additional Format Print version: Bible and the pursuit of happiness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012 xvii, 430 pages 9780199795734 9780199795741.

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