While the theological virtue
of hope in God can be unlimited--is anything impossible for God?
Such is Thomas's basic definition of hope before he considers it as a theological virtue
The theological virtues
are gifts to be accepted and used.
Interestingly, DI says nothing of consequence on the theological virtue
of hope in an interreligious setting.
Olszewski examines in his learned essay Pollaiuolo's Hercules and Antaeus, claiming, not always convincingly, that "it lends itself to interpretation as the theological virtue
of hope" (72).
However, his discussion of faith would be improved by stating upfront that faith is a theological virtue
Finally, Stump considers the theological virtue
of faith and the epistemological issues it raises in a transition to her discussion of philosophical theology.
s work ends with a chapter fittingly entitled "Hope," and indeed, this is a book that should be read by all who wish to engender that theological virtue
in their work.
Hope," the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, "is the theological virtue
by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit.
Gravlee focuses on the distinction between hope as a theological virtue
and hope from a secular perspective.
84) Charity is such an infused theological virtue
, and so are faith and hope.
Robert Sokolowski, a philosophy professor at Catholic University of America, comments that "the theological virtue
of hope is directed to our salvation and the beatific vision, to our life with God.
Aquinas comes close to the distinction between goodness and rightness when analyzing the theological virtue
Christian charity exceeds our natural capacity for love: It is a theological virtue
With this question Doyle launches into a tightly argued thesis that a renewed contemporary Christian humanism can respond to this question, and that a theological foundation for this humanism is found in Aquinas's understanding of the theological virtue