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Faith, Hope, and Love

The Theological Virtues and Their Opposites

  • Unique as a broad collection of scholarly perspectives on a traditionally theological topic

  • Brings together theologians, philosophers, and scholars of religion

  • Enhances our understanding of virtue and vice in general, and of these three virtures in particular

  • Chapter [9] is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Part of the book series: Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life (BSPR, volume 10)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Virtue and Vice

    • Troy DuJardin
    Pages 1-7
  3. Faith and Doubt

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Faith (and Doubt?) Among the Virtues

      • Jennifer A. Herdt
      Pages 11-25
    3. Kierkegaard on Faith, Doubt, and Uncertainty

      • C. Stephen Evans
      Pages 61-79
  4. Hope and Despair

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. Hopeful Pessimism: The Kantian Mind at the End of All Things

      • Andrew Chignell
      Pages 125-144Open Access

About this book

These essays consider the three traditional theological virtues—faith, hope, and love—alongside their opposites—doubt, despair, and hate, from a scholarly perspective. The volume includes contributions not just from philosophers of religion, but also from psychologists, sociologists, and film and literature scholars, to paint a complex and nuanced picture of these virtues, both of how we might understand them, and how we can hope to embody them ourselves.  While these virtues make up a core part of the Christian tradition, the chapters here go far and wide in search of different cultural conceptions of these universal human concerns. Inquiries are made into these virtues within Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Islamic thought, alongside philosophers including Aristotle, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Levinas, and Murdoch. The resulting tapestry is often beautiful, sometimes horrific, but always thoroughly human.  This text appeals to students and researchers working in these fields. 

Chapter [9] is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Keywords

  • theological virtues
  • theology, philosophy, religious studies
  • faith and doubt
  • virtue ethics
  • comparative religions
  • philosophy of religion
  • virtues and vices in philosophy of religion
  • love and hate in philosophy of religion
  • hope and despair in philosophy of religion
  • personal virtues
  • faith, hope, love and justice
  • thomas aquinas and theological virtues

Editors and Affiliations

  • Independent Scholar, Napa, USA

    Troy DuJardin

  • Department of Religion, Boston University, Boston, USA

    M. David Eckel

About the editors

Troy DuJardin earned his Ph.D in the Boston University Graduate Program in Religion, and served as Assistant Director of the Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion from 2015 to 2020. He has also served as a writing fellow in the Boston University Core Curriculum, a teaching fellow in religious studies, and an instructor in philosophy.



M. David Eckel is Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University. He has received the Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence (1998), and has served as Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities (2002-5), as well as Assistant Dean and Director of the Core Curriculum. He also has served on the Visiting Committee of Harvard Divinity School.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Faith, Hope, and Love

  • Book Subtitle: The Theological Virtues and Their Opposites

  • Editors: Troy DuJardin, M. David Eckel

  • Series Title: Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95062-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95061-3Published: 24 July 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95064-4Published: 24 July 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-95062-0Published: 22 July 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2352-8206

  • Series E-ISSN: 2352-8214

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 252

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Philosophy of Religion, Christian Theology

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Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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