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The Resource Finding true happiness : satisfying our restless hearts, Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D

Finding true happiness : satisfying our restless hearts, Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D

Label
Finding true happiness : satisfying our restless hearts
Title
Finding true happiness
Title remainder
satisfying our restless hearts
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D
Title variation
  • True happiness
  • Happiness
  • Satisfying our restless hearts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"...both a philosophical itinerary and a practical guidebook for life's most important journey -- from the mundane and the meaningless to transcendent fulfillment. No other book currently available combines such breadth of practical advice and such depth of philosophical, psychological, and spiritual wisdom" -- From back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spitzer, Robert J.
Dewey number
248.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4647.J68
LC item number
S65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Suffering
  • Desire for God
Label
Finding true happiness : satisfying our restless hearts, Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Volume One of the Quartet: Happiness, Suffering and Transcendence"-- Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choosing happiness. A general definition of happiness ; The first kind of desire: external-pleasure-material ; The second kind of desire: ego-comparative ; The third kind of desire: contributive-empathetic -- Are we really transcendent?. Is science really against the transcendent? ; Evidence of the transcendent within ourselves ; Transcendence and happiness -- The comparison game. The four levels of happiness ; The comparison game ' Existential emptiness -- Escaping your personal hell. A three-step process for transforming our fundamental attitudes ; First fundamental attitude: what kind of purpose in life am I looking for? ; Second fundamental attitude: what am I looking for in others? ; Third fundamental attitude: what am I looking for in myself? ; What kind of freedom am I seeking? ; The benefits of moving from dominant level one-two to dominant level three-four ; The level three-four comparison game -- Call of the transcendent. Is level three enough ; The exterior call of the transcendent -- A dynamic encounter with God. A little leap of faith ; The self-revelation of God- Jesus Chrsit ; Church community and our spiritual nature ; The church as dynamic encounter with God -- Contemplation in action. Simple contemplation ; Our image of God ; Making common prayers contemplative ; Ignatian contemplation ; Silence, joy, and action -- Divine inspiration and guidance. The inspiration of the holy spirit ; Discernment of spirits ; The guidance of the holy spirit -- Interior transformation. The prayer of gratitude ; Imitating the heart of Jesus by seeking a heart of the beatitudes ; Praying the examen prayer -- Transcendent happiness. Overcoming cosmic emptiness, alientation, loneliness, and guilt ; A life of unconditional and eternal significance ; The joy of church community ; Help of the holy spirit ; The joy of contemplation ; The redemption of suffering ; Noble casue in the cosmic struggle between good and evil ; The assurance of eternal life with God
Control code
sky274531337
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781586179564
Lccn
2014949938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 08/16
Label
Finding true happiness : satisfying our restless hearts, Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D
Publication
Note
"Volume One of the Quartet: Happiness, Suffering and Transcendence"-- Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choosing happiness. A general definition of happiness ; The first kind of desire: external-pleasure-material ; The second kind of desire: ego-comparative ; The third kind of desire: contributive-empathetic -- Are we really transcendent?. Is science really against the transcendent? ; Evidence of the transcendent within ourselves ; Transcendence and happiness -- The comparison game. The four levels of happiness ; The comparison game ' Existential emptiness -- Escaping your personal hell. A three-step process for transforming our fundamental attitudes ; First fundamental attitude: what kind of purpose in life am I looking for? ; Second fundamental attitude: what am I looking for in others? ; Third fundamental attitude: what am I looking for in myself? ; What kind of freedom am I seeking? ; The benefits of moving from dominant level one-two to dominant level three-four ; The level three-four comparison game -- Call of the transcendent. Is level three enough ; The exterior call of the transcendent -- A dynamic encounter with God. A little leap of faith ; The self-revelation of God- Jesus Chrsit ; Church community and our spiritual nature ; The church as dynamic encounter with God -- Contemplation in action. Simple contemplation ; Our image of God ; Making common prayers contemplative ; Ignatian contemplation ; Silence, joy, and action -- Divine inspiration and guidance. The inspiration of the holy spirit ; Discernment of spirits ; The guidance of the holy spirit -- Interior transformation. The prayer of gratitude ; Imitating the heart of Jesus by seeking a heart of the beatitudes ; Praying the examen prayer -- Transcendent happiness. Overcoming cosmic emptiness, alientation, loneliness, and guilt ; A life of unconditional and eternal significance ; The joy of church community ; Help of the holy spirit ; The joy of contemplation ; The redemption of suffering ; Noble casue in the cosmic struggle between good and evil ; The assurance of eternal life with God
Control code
sky274531337
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781586179564
Lccn
2014949938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 08/16

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