God and the Art of Happiness

God and the Art of Happiness

by Ellen T. Charry


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God and the Art of Happiness by Ellen T. Charry

Western Christian theology is skittish about happiness. We hope for future, eternal happiness, but we avoid considering happiness in this life as if we suspect such a thing is not allowed. That You May Have Life offers a refreshing interpretation of happiness as a way of life grounded in scripture and the incarnate Christ.

Ellen Charry here reveals how the Bible encourages the happiness and joy that accompany obedience to the Creator, enhancing both our own life and the lives of those around us. This advances the well being of creation, which, in turn, causes God to delight with, in, and for us.

With this original theory of the Christian life, this book will encourage intelligent readers to take part in truly abundant life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802860323
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/03/2010
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ellen T. Charry is Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Theologyat Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned a PhD inreligion from Temple University following an MSW fromYeshiva University and BA from Barnard College. Charry'sinterest is in the Christian life, and her books includeBy the Renewing of your Minds, Inquiring afterGod, and God and the Art of Happiness. From1998 to 2010 she was a member of the Theology Committee ofthe House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church. Currentlyserving as an editor-at-large for The ChristianCentury, Charry has also served on the editorialboards of the Scottish Journal of Theology andPro Ecclesia, and was formerly editor ofTheology Today.

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