Call to Happiness
Eudaimonism in English Puritan Thought
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of Pages: 268
Width: 16.1 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
In The Call to Happiness, Nathaniel A. Warne examines how sixteenth and seventeenth century Puritans adopted a eudaimonistic conception of ethics in their writings while still adhering to their traditions. He shows how classical eudaimonism within the Puritan context is related to other areas of theology, ethics, and politics, and that the idea of divine calling or vocation fits within Puritan eudaimonism. Warne further shows how work can also be understood as an aspect of human flourishing, illuminated from within this tradition of Christian eudaimonism alongside the doctrine of calling.