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Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: Did the Promise of …

Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: Did the Promise of …

suffering was seen as a way to clean our souls from sin and thus to prepare for entrance to Heaven. Though not all church fathers denounced earthly happiness equally much, this pessimistic view prevailed, among other things because life was typically short and brutish in this phase of societal development (Maryanski and Turner 1992; Sanderson …