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Hope and Christian ethics, David Elliot

Label
Hope and Christian ethics
Title
Hope and Christian ethics
Statement of responsibility
David Elliot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The theological virtue of hope has long been neglected in Christian ethics. However, as social, civic and global anxieties mount, the need to overcome despair has become urgent. This book proposes the theological virtue of hope as a promising source of rejuvenation. Theological hope sustains us from the sloth, presumption and despair that threaten amid injustice, tragedy and dying; it provides an ultimate meaning and transcendent purpose to our lives; and it rejoices and refreshes us 'on the way' with the prospect of eternal beatitude. Rather than degrading this life and world, hope ordains earthly goods to our eschatological end, forming us to pursue social justice with a resilience and vitality that transcend the cynicism and disillusionment so widespread at present. Drawing on Thomas Aquinas and virtue ethics, the book shows how the virtue of hope contributes to human happiness in this life and not just the next
Member of
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1978-
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Elliot, David
Dewey number
234/.25
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New studies in Christian ethics
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  • Thomas
  • Hope
  • Hope
  • Christian ethics
Label
Hope and Christian ethics, David Elliot
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Contents
The eudaimonia gap -- The theological virtue of hope in Aquinas -- Rejoicing in hope -- Presumption and moral reform -- Despair and consolation -- The problem of worldliness -- Hope and the earthly city
Control code
CR9781316659458
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316659458
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316659458
Label
Hope and Christian ethics, David Elliot
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Contents
The eudaimonia gap -- The theological virtue of hope in Aquinas -- Rejoicing in hope -- Presumption and moral reform -- Despair and consolation -- The problem of worldliness -- Hope and the earthly city
Control code
CR9781316659458
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316659458
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316659458

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