Essay On Faith
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It has laid undisturbed, on my bookshelf, for six years now, until now.
It shows how hermeneutical theology is radical theology and, as such, intensely relevant to our contemporary theological situation.
And, not least, it argues for hermeneutical theology to be understood as fully and properly theological by virtue of the centrality of the question of God.
On the other hand, we hypothesize that there are practices, attitudes, habits, and virtues that, individually and communally, inspire and sustain joyful, flourishing lives, and these are most beneficial if developed in adolescence.
Our hypothesis is that there are spiritual resources found in the theology of joy and the good life that can, when combined with insights drawn from the social sciences and other fields, ameliorate if not eliminate these joy inhibitors.