Happiness features interviews with well -known psychiatrists, celebrities, New Testament scholars, physicists, and priests that uncover the deeper answers to life's most profound questions. Eric Johnson and Jennifer Milani present the central ideas from the interviews, explaining difficult concepts and proposing engaging questions. Interviewees include Eduardo Verastegui, Gary Habermas, Leah Darrow, Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Jan Holden, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Fr. Robert J. Spizter, S.J., Ph.D., and John Chavez.
Using Fr. Spitzer's proven paradigm, "The Four Levels of Happiness", as our cornerstone (episode 1), we move through the remaining 6 episodes dealing with unhappiness and depression and then to evidence for our transcendent and eternal life. We examine the resurrection of Jesus Christ and finally, we learn how to properly deal with, and benefit from, suffering.
EPISODE 1: The Four Levels of HappinessWhat happiness means to youThe Four Levels of Happiness Our experience of happiness
EPISODE 2: The Comparison GameWhich level of happiness is dominant? The Comparison Game Escaping the Comparison Game The Four Levels are a progression
EPISODE 3: The Faith to Reach Transcendence The benefits of Level 3 Happiness Happiness is forever The life of faith
EPISODE 4: Level 4: Evidence of Near-Death Experiences What is a Near-Death Experience? Alternative explanations Evidence of a non-physical cause EPISODE 5: Level 4: Evidence of the Resurrection Saint Paul and the Resurrection witnesses Modern historical investigation Scholarly consensus Why it matters
EPISODE 6: Transcendence: Is Unconditional Love Real? Skepticism about a loving God Signs of love in Near-Death Experiences Signs of love in Jesus Competing views of God: the problem of Hell Competing views of God: the problem of evil
EPISODE 7: Happiness, Love, and Suffering The problem of sufferingWhat is love? The four kinds of love Suffering and purpose
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Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. is the former president of Gonzaga University and the founder of the Magis Institute, which educates the public about the relationship between physics, philosophy, reason, and faith. He is the chief education officer of the Ethics and Performance Institute, which delivers web-based ethics education to corporations and individuals, and President of the Spitzer Center of Ethical Leadership, which delivers similar curricula to non-profit organizations. He is the author of Healing the Culture, Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life, and Ten Universal Principles.