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Happy? A critical analysis of salvation in Ellen Charry that portrays human flourishing as healing, beauty and pleasure

Nadia Marais
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 36, No 1 | a1359 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v36i1.1359 | © 2015 Nadia Marais | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 25 March 2015

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Happiness and human flourishing has increasingly, especially in American and German theological writing, become a focus in systematic theological research on creation, salvation and eschatology. The doctrine of salvation has particularly interesting (including etymological) connections with the notions of well-being and health. This paper proposes to do a critical analysis of well known American happiness theologian Ellen Charry


Happiness, human flourishing, salvation, Christian doctrine


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