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.