The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life
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 (five on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, four on the New Testament) are accompanied by three that evaluate the theme and the biblical chapters via the disciplines of systematic theology, practical theology, and counselling psychology. An introduction frames the project in terms of the meaning (often vaguely or ill-defined) of happiness, and a conclusion offers a first attempt at writing a biblical theology of happiness.
Oxford University Press
Bible, happiness, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, New Testament, positive psychology, systematic theology, practical theology, counselling psychology