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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy – III. History of Dogma – IV. Ethics

I. Religious Studies

Blessedness is the goal of eudaemonist ethics (Eudaemonia; Eudaemonism) oriented toward well-being and a successful life, toward the optimal condition of an individual; earlier usage often referred to this condition as “happiness, bliss” (Happiness: I), the direct religious implication of this condition being complete, irreversible happiness i…

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Horyna, Břetislav, Steinmann, Michael and Stock, Konrad, “Blessedness”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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