- Title Pages
- List of Abbreviations
- Introduction The Bible and … Happiness?
- Part One Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
- 1 God, Creation, and the Pursuit of Happiness
- 2 Is There Happiness in the Torah?
- 3 A Happy Blend
- 4 Happiness and Its Discontents in the Psalms
- 5 Positive Psychology and Ancient Israelite Wisdom
- Part Two New Testament
- 6 The Beatitudes
- 7 “We Had to Celebrate and Rejoice!”
- 8 “I Have Learned to Be Content”
- 9 Finding Happiness in Apocalyptic Literature
- Part Three Beyond the Bible
- 10 The Necessity of Divine Happiness
- 11 A Constructed Happiness
- 12 The Transformation of Happiness
- Epilogue The Triumph of Life
- Appendix A Biblical Lexicon of Happiness1
- Index of Biblical and Other Ancient Sources
- Index of Modern Authors
- The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness
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