September 04, 2017

David Elliot, assistant professor, moral theology, was interviewed in Crux on hope in today’s world.

... The most important question is what is the ultimate source of our hope? As we have recently seen, the alarming rise of political decay, civil disorder, ecological bad news, global instability, terrorism, and so forth, have left many wondering how strong our hopes will be. Rather than a myth of progress or feelings of optimism, the hope I discuss - and argue that we need - is the theological virtue of hope. Virtues are resilient; Scripture calls hope a “helmet” (1 Thess 5:8). But its strength is proportionate to reliance on divine aid. ...

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