Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment

Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment

Project Summary

The book gathers reflections on "hope" written by 17 members of the STM faculty. Faculty members worked together, from initial planning meetings to two reviews of every chapter, t ensure that the finished project is an integrated study of its theme. The various disciplines represented by the diverse faculty members ensured a comprehensive examination of the theme of "hope", a theme that is central to Christian life and faith, but not always well understood or connected deeply to everyday experience. 


An interdisciplinary study of a principal Christian virtue.

Why conduct this research?

This book is for all those interested in the theology and spirituality of "hope." It addresses both how to understand hope as other than wishful thinking and how to appreciate its connection to the everyday life of faith. Both the breadth of the book's engagement with hope and the coordination between authors gives the book a unique status.

Faculty Contributors


Project Timeline

Published by Paulist Press in 2013