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David Elliot is interviewed about his book 'Hope and Christian Ethics' published by CUP

last modified Mar 10, 2018 03:10 PM

David Elliot, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology and Ethics (Catholic University of America) and VHI Research Associate, was recently interviewed on Crux about his first book Hope and Christian Ethics..

The book, which was published this year by Cambridge University Press, has received several endorsements and advance praise from leading academics.

Drawing on Thomas Aquinas and virtue ethics, Hope and Christian Ethics shows how the virtue of hope contributes to human happiness in this life and not just the next. The 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.


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