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The Soul and the Heart in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah: The Kabbalistic Social Psychology of R. Yehuda L. ha-Levi Ashlag

Jonathan Garb

in Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 5 begins with a sharp distinction between continuous and discontinuous forms of twentieth century and contemporary Kabbalah. This break theory is compared to the “mourning theory” developed ... More


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


Virtue in Positive Psychology

Everett L. Worthington, Caroline Lavelock, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, David J. Jennings, Aubrey L. Gartner, Don E. Davis, and Joshua N. Hook

in Virtues and Their Vices

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199645541
eISBN:
9780191744549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Research in positive psychology has focused on either (1) positive emotions, (2) happiness or subjective well-being, or (3) character strengths or virtues. This chapter emphasizes viewing it more in ... 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


Salvation in Counselling and Comedy

Clive Marsh

in A Cultural Theology of Salvation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198811015
eISBN:
9780191848056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811015.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter scrutinizes the many ways in which positive psychology contributes to therapeutic understandings of salvation. Building on attention to the way in which the work of Martin Seligman has ... 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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