Summary of Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope) by Pope Benedict XVI – pt 3 of 3

Summary of Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope) by Pope Benedict XVI – pt 3 of 3

 

In part 3 of this series on hope, we look at the biblical example Abraham and how his trust in God appeared foolish, particularly in his sacrifice of Isaac.  We discuss the gratuitous nature of love, and read more…

Summary of Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope) by Pope Benedict XVI – pt 1 of 3

How do Christians define hope and what is the basis for Christian hope? As St. Paul tells the Romans, “in hope we were saved.” Pope Benedict XVI delves into the virtue of hope in his encyclical, Spe Salvi.  In this episode, we discuss Benedict’s encyclical, the role of hope in the spiritual life, its part in transforming the world, its identifying characteristics, and the impact it has on the believer by looking at several examples in the Christian tradition.

 

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