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Humility and Joy - Miroslav Volf

In public imagination, humility is more associated with mildly depressive moods than with joy; to have joy, it is often assumed, you need pride in who you are and what you have achieved. In conversation with Max Scheler (“Humility”) and Martin Luther (“The Magnificat”), I will argue that properly understood humility is a condition of the possibility of genuine joy. Leaning on the work of Alain Ehrenberg (The Weariness of the Self), I will also suggest that the contemporary culture of unending self-achievement leads more to depression than to joy. Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School and the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.


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