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Picture of Well-being, Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric

Well-being, Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric

Editor(s): Doru Costache, Darren Cronshaw

Book Description

Well-being is a familiar term in academic literature and public discourse. It captures the imagination by addressing issues related to the social good and the quest for personal happiness. It embraces a wide variety of concerns: age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, self-esteem, health, class, education, institution and ecosystems, among many issues. Well-being studies focus on the welfare of the world and its inhabitants, bringing holistic and transformative perspectives to bear. The Christian faith has been a powerful contributor to this tradition over the centuries. Human beings, made in the image of God, are called to live transformed lives through the Spirit of Christ in communities of grace and reconciliation for the benefit of others, caring for our planet in the expectation of God’s new creation. What difference does the study of well-being from a Christian perspective make?


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9858-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9858-9
Date of Publication: 01/05/2017
Pages / Size: 385 / A5
Price: £64.99


Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache lectures in Patristic Studies at various member institutions of Sydney College of Divinity, Australia. He is a member of the scientific board of the Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality and Society, Bucharest, and is a member of the International Association of Patristic Studies, Paris.

Reverend Professor Darren Cronshaw serves as Head of Research and Professor of Missional Leadership at the Australian College of Ministries at Sydney College of Divinity and Mission Catalyst-Researcher at the Baptist Union of Victoria. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at Whitley College at the University of Divinity, Adjunct Professor of Swinburne Leadership Institute at Swinburne University, and Pastor of AuburnLife Baptist Church in Melbourne, Australia.

Professor James R. Harrison is Research Director at the Sydney College of Divinity and an Honorary Associate of the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University, Australia. Formerly, he was Head of Theology at Wesley Institute from 2002–2012, teaching the New Testament and Greek.