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Faith precedes hope

Why? Because hope requires a known object, and hope as a theological virtue (that is, the only hope which in Thomas’s opinion is worth the name) finds its object in the eternal beatitude of life with God. But we only … Continue reading

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The object of hope

If the proper object of the Christian virtue of hope is, as Thomas argues, “eternal blessedness,” (IIa IIae, 17, 2) it would seem improper to hope for the manifold other things for which we in fact do hope: “bona praesentis … Continue reading

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