On the pursuit of happiness (Augustine)

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Reformed Covenanter

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To the extent that all people pursue the happy life, then, they are not in error. But people are in error to the extent that they stray from the road of life that leads to happiness, even if they profess and protest that they only want to attain happiness; “error” means following something that does not lead where we want to reach.

Augustine of Hippo, On the Free Choice of the Will (c. 387-95), ed. and trans. Peter King (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 2.9.26.101.
 

TheInquirer

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Thank you for posting. Augustine has so much great stuff to say about happiness, that I often see repeated in the Puritans but not so much in modern writers, that I am grateful for the church to have more exposure to the topic.
 
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