Faith, Hope, Love, and Justice

The Theological Virtues Today

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Editor(s): 
Anselm K. Min
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , March
     2018.
     264 pages.
     $110.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781498577113.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Lameck Banda forthcoming.

Description

Faith, hope, and love, traditionally called theological virtues, are central to Christianity. This book renews faith, hope, and love in the context of the many contemporary challenges in many unique ways. It is an ecumenical collection of papers, equally divided between Catholic and Protestant positions, that seek to radically renew the classical doctrine of faith, hope, and love, and argues for their essential connection to the praxis of justice. It contains eight different approaches, each represented by a distinguished theologian and addressing different aspects of the issues and followed by insightful and critical responses. It does not merely seek to renew the theological virtues but to also reconstruct them in the demanding context of justice and the contemporary world, nor is it simply a treatise on justice but a theoretical and practical reflection on justice as vital expressions of faith in God, hope in God, and love of God. A non-dogmatic and non-ideological approach, it accommodates both conservative and liberal positions, and avoids the separation of the theological virtues from the demands of the contemporary world as well as the separation of justice talk from the theological context of faith, hope, and love. It seeks above all to renew, not merely repeat, the classical doctrine of faith, hope, and love in the contemporary context of the urgency of justice, and to do so ecumenically, comprehensively, and from a variety of perspectives and aspects.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Anselm K. Min is Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.

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