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Religion, Family Form and the Question of Happiness

Some secular writers now think that the pursuit of happiness is not just something people want: how to get it has become a science! I was pleased to be part of a research project conducted by the William Temple Foundation and the University of Manchester (in 2008 - 09) which examined happiness from different perspectives. Nineteen leading scholars from the fields of economics, psychology, public theology and social policy, all wrote papers on the topic. Each of us read all the papers, and then we met, for two separate overnight colloquia to discuss and critique each others work. My contribution is chapter 11 of the volume we produced - The Practices of Happiness - Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing, 148-156 (link below).
 
978-0-415-55097-0 July 2010
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