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Hope as a virtue in the Middle Ages

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As a theological disposition revealed in Scripture, the recognition of hope as an important virtue coincided with the radical transformation in virtue ethics in the early Middle Ages. As the ideals of pagan antiquity gave way to the Christian aspirations for the Kingdom of Heaven, early work on hope was strongly influenced by writers with a monastic background, such as Pope St Gregory the Great. The rise of scholasticism in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, however, gave an impetus to fin...

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10.1007/978-3-030-46489-9_3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Springer Publisher's website
Pages:
47-60
Host title:
Historical and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Hope
Chapter number:
3
Publication date:
2020-07-12
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9783030464899
ISBN:
9783030464882
Language:
English
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Chapter
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1087357
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pubs:1087357
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2020-02-13

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