Hope Against Hope: Toward Hope Beyond Hope
A conflict of hope is causing tensions in Church and society. Hope Against Hope describes two common forms of hope. Apocalyptic hope stresses conflict and looks forward to Doomsday. Cosmic hope stresses reconciliation and looks forward to universal harmony. Reflecting on this conflict, Hope Against Hope draws on the Bible and on everyday wisdom to highlight the strengths and deficiencies of both common forms of hope. Then it leads toward a good hope that balances the good in both and goes beyond them to their root. This way focuses on the great surprise of the New Testaement, the resurrection. Then it finds the power of the resurrection at work, surprisingly, in the simplest human relationships. From that simple insight comes a promising direction for the future and a clear moral compass.
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