Of Hope, Considered in Itself

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Of Hope, Considered in Itself

After treating of faith, we must consider hope and

  1. hope itself;
  2. the gift of fear;
  3. the contrary vices;
  4. the corresponding precepts. The first of these points gives rise to a twofold consideration:
  5. hope, considered in itself;
  6. its subject.
Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:
  1. Whether hope is a virtue?
  2. Whether its object is eternal happiness?
  3. Whether, by the virtue of hope, one man may hope for another's happiness?
  4. Whether a man may lawfully hope in man?
  5. Whether hope is a theological virtue?
  6. Of its distinction from the other theological virtues?
  7. Of its relation to faith;
  8. Of its relation to charity.