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The Bible and … Happiness?

Brent A. Strawn

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This Introduction outlines the book's contents via a discussion of the meaning and pollution of the term “happiness,” as well as the discussion of happiness in classical sources, especially ... More


Positive Psychology and Ancient Israelite Wisdom

Carol A. Newsom

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers Israelite Wisdom literature via the lens of Positive Psychology. She finds the book of Proverbs to present a eudaimonic vision of happiness, in no small part because the book ... More


The Transformation of Happiness: A Response from Counseling Psychology

Steven J. Sandage

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues for a transformed understanding of happiness which is at root dialectical, able to face seasons of suffering and unhappiness along with the seasons of pure joy. While the latter ... More


The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Brent A. Strawn (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book investigates the meaning of happiness in light of biblical scholarship and developments in the study of happiness, especially via positive psychology. Nine chapters that focus on the Bible ... More


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