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The Origins of Happiness in Renaissance and Reformation

  • Luka ZevnikEmail author
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Abstract

Chapter 5 argues that the first steps towards the birth of happiness can be traced back to the Renaissance and Reformation movements. In addition to the existent and still prevalent christian problematization of salvation, the Renaissance movement (starting in the 15th and 16th centuries) and the Reformation movement (starting in the 16th century) introduced the problematization of (good) feeling and the affirmation of mundane life, which—when they were eventually intensified—resulted in the birth of happiness.

Keywords

Origin of happiness Affirmation of everyday life Reformation and happiness Renaissance and happiness Etymology of happiness 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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