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Bibil Identifier bibil:229906
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) God, Creation, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Author Fretheim, Terence E.
Edited book The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 33-55 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This chapter argues that happiness is an essential quality of God’s own life as that is described in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. God’s happiness affects the created world and is in turn affected by the created world. God gifts human beings with happiness but does the same for non-human creatures as well. This means that these latter, too, are capable of happiness and joy, which is often expressed in their praise of God. Happiness is thus a way to talk about the flourishing of all creation.
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Good fortune
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Creator God
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