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Life worth living : a guide to what matters most / Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz.

"A guide to defining and then creating a flourishing life, based on the popular class at Yale What makes a good life? The question is inherent to the human condition, asked by people across generations, professions, and social classes, and addressed by all schools of philosophy and religions. This search for meaning, as Yale professors Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz argue, is at the crux of a crisis that is facing Western culture, a crisis that, they propose, can be ameliorated by searching, in one's own life, for the underlying truth. In A Life Worth Living, named after its authors' highly sought-after undergraduate course, Volf, Croasmun, and McAnnally-Linz chart out this question, providing readers with jumping-off points, road maps, and habits of reflection for figuring out where their lives hold meaning and where things need to change. Drawing from the major world religions and from impressively truthful and courageous secular figures, A Life Worth Living is a guide to life's most pressing question, the one asked of all of us: How are we to live?"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593489307
  • ISBN: 0593489306
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Open Field/Penguin Life, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered page 291-page 315).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: This book might wreck your life -- Part 1: Diving in. What's worth wanting? -- Where are we starting from? -- Part 2: The depths. Who do we answer to? -- How does a good life feel? -- What should we hope for? -- How should we live? -- Part 3: Bedrock. The recipe test -- The really big picture -- Part 4: Facing the limits. When we (inevitably) botch it -- When life hurts -- And there's no fixing it -- When it ends -- Part 5: Back to the surface. It turns out we have some work to do -- Change is hard -- Making it stick -- Epilogue: What matters most -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
Subject: Life.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Meaning (Philosophy)

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 113.8 VOL 2023 (Text) 31001101888940 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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