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Author(s): Joan Chittister

ISBN13: 9780232528909

ISBN10: 023252890X

Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd

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  • We all want to be happy. But what does "happiness" mean? And what must we do if we wish to achieve it? Never before in history has so much been written about happiness by so many.


    Every generation seeks it out. Every civilization defines it for themselves. In her absorbing new book, one of the leading spiritual writers of our times, Joan Chittister, surveys humankinds quest for happiness in different periods and different cultures and religious traditions.


    She finds that the definition is a very personal thing. Every single human being has to shape it alone and individually. Happiness is something each of us discovers. It is the great pursuit of our lives, and it is an intensely personal one.

  • Joan Chittister


    Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She serves as cochair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the UN, facilitating a worldwide network of women peace builders. Her books include The Gift of Years, The Monastery of the Heart, and Uncommon Gratitude (with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams). She is past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and was prioress of her community, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania, for twelve years.



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