Title

Reconstructing the Art of Happiness

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Document Type

Lecture

Abstract

Christian reclamation of the art of happiness will chart a mediating path between an inordinately eschatological Christian treatment that has difficulty embracing happiness in this life and an inordinately political treatment of happiness that has difficulty embracing the spiritual dimensions of happiness. Happiness is the by-product of wisdom and skills for adroit self-use garnered from the habit of knowing, loving, and enj oying God. Dr. Charry joined the Princeton Theological Seminary faculty in 1997, having been an assistant professor of theology in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Her most recent books are Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings (2000) and By the Renewing of Your Minds: Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine (1997). Dr. Charry is also the author of many scholarly and popular articles and is editor of Theology Today and editor at large for The Ch ristian Century. More info & listen with RealAudio at: www.calvin.edu/publications/stob/speakers/charry.htm

Publication Date

11-2-2005

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