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Joy of God : Contemporary Christian insights - H A Williams

Joy of God

Contemporary Christian insights

Paperback Published: 8th January 2002
ISBN: 9780826454164
Number Of Pages: 136

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H.A Williams, formerly Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, and now a monk of the Community of the Resurrection, is widely recognised as one of the most perceptive commentators on the meaning and reality of Christianity today. In The Joy of God, published here in an entirely new paperback edition, he analyses the routes and origins of true happiness.

'The Joy of God, he argues, 'is ours already, but, being too blind to recognise it, we have to discover it, not in religious theory, but in the warmth and sweetness and dryness of actual living.'

In this gentle and persuasive book, which is a contemporary classic, the author points to underlying presence of God's Joy in our work and leisure, in politics and the arts, in family life and friendship and, most significantly, in our view and understanding of ourselves. He demonstrates how the feelings of guilt, jealousy, fear and despair that would seem to distance us from ever attaining true Joy are, in fact and intrinsic and essential part of that quest. It is only in coming to a true understanding of how we function that we can realise the Joy that is God.

Preface
The Tricky Customerp. 9
Powdered Joyp. 12
Fish Out of Waterp. 14
The Hole in the Heartp. 15
The Free Marketp. 17
Discoveryp. 20
God Above, Around, and Withinp. 25
God in the Long Littleness of Life and in Life's Magnificence and Wretchednessp. 30
Mystery Again: All Described as Nothingp. 41
Joy is Knowingp. 45
Two Ways of Knowing Outsiders and Insidersp. 50
The Tricky Customer Again - His Real False Identityp. 58
The True Selfp. 65
The Attractive Loverp. 67
The Snob and his Poor Relationsp. 72
Walking on the Waterp. 76
The False Self Takes to Religion and Fits a Halo on its Headp. 78
The Impp. 81
Man the Creatorp. 84
Infinity Revealed Within Boundsp. 89
Suffering and Joyp. 94
Actionp. 107
The Celebration of Joy as Hopep. 127
Notesp. 129
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ISBN: 9780826454164
ISBN-10: 082645416X
Series: Contemporary Christian insights
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 8th January 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1