Theologian Miroslav Volf, who has written books on subjects ranging from the Trinity to the challenges of reconciliation in divided societies, has turned to what might seem like a frivolous subject: joy.
But Volf, 61, the leader of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, says studying the theology of joy with students and scholars is “hard work."
He spoke with Religion News Service about the difference between joy and happiness, biblical lessons on joy and how the average person can find joy.
The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
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