Books on finding happiness continue to top The New York Times best-seller lists. And for good reason. Traditionally Aristotle is credited with saying that “eudaimonia,” or as it is frequently translated, “happiness,” is the ultimate goal and foremost good in our lives. What have leading contemporary scholars and public intellectuals been saying about what is required for human flourishing, for leading a truly “eudaimonistic” life?
Join Rev. Gerry Blaszczak, S.J., Director of Fairfield’s Center for Ignatian Spirituality, in a dialogue with writings as samples of wisdom and eloquence for this vitally important conversation. Welcoming individuals of all faith [or non-faith] backgrounds, our purpose is to share in the search for living a more meaningful life.
FR. BLASZCZAK earned a PhD in New Testament and Early Church History from Harvard University and has taught at Le Moyne College, St. Joseph’s University, Fordham University and Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya. He was Pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in New York City and has worked in the Jesuit Headquarters in Rome as Secretary to the Superior General of the Jesuits for the Service of Faith. He presently serves as the Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality of Fairfield University and Vice President for Mission Identity.