Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Father Ernesto Fernandez - Travieso
Father Ernesto Fernandez Travieso- In The Pursuit of Happiness
Time: Sunday, June 7, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: Books & Books, Coral Gables
Ernesto Fernandez Travieso, S.J. was born in 1939 and grew up in Cuba during turbulent historical times. In exile, he entered the Jesuit community of priests and received his formation in different parts of the world ending with the doctorate degree in Spiritual theology which he received from the Gregorian University in Rome. In the Pursuit of Happiness (Universal, $19) is Travieso’s study of the various ideas proposed by important philosophers on the subject of happiness...the supposed goal of human life. Taking into account the three levels of human interaction (personal, social and universal) a path that transcends worldly limitations is sought after, one that can be achieved by all who search for it with an open mind and heart. Does western civilization have the answer for the entire world while respecting the plurality of the human race and offering hope for a better tomorrow? Is happiness achievable for all? These questions, essential and full of anguish, are answered in the pages of this book.