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Hope: The Virtue of Spiritual Desire Made Possible in Christ

Mar 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Virtue Online Series

Hope: The Virtue of Spiritual Desire Made Possible in Christ

Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley

22 March 2022
7pm CET / 6pm GMT / 2pm EST

Language: English

St. Paul affirms that charity “hopes all things” (1Cor 13.7) while the Letter to the Hebrews asserts that “faith is the substance of things hoped for” (11.1). What exactly, however, is hope’s relationship to faith and charity? Indeed, what does it mean to hope? What is hope’s proper act? Moreover, what is hope’s object: in whom and for what do Christians hope? With the Scriptures and Thomas Aquinas as our guides, these are the questions that this lecture will pursue.

Michael S. Sherwin, o.p. is emeritus Professor of Fundamental Moral Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has also taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, where he received his initial formation as a Dominican and was ordained a priest in 1991. Fr. Sherwin was the founding director of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Institute for Theology and Culture and of the Pinckaers Archives. Author of articles on the psychology of love, virtue ethics and moral development, his monograph, By Knowledge and By Love: Charity and Knowledge in the Moral Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas (CUA Press, 2005) has been reissued in paperback. Most recently, he has published a collection of essays, On Love and Virtue (Emmaus Academic, 2018) that Alasdair MacIntyre has described as “theological reflection at its best.”

This is an online lecture. You can live-stream it on YouTube without registering, but if you register, we will send you a Zoom link via email and you will have an opportunity to submit questions to the speaker after the talk.

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