Saved in Hope: Spe Salve / Edition 1

Saved in Hope: Spe Salve / Edition 1

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by Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1586172514

ISBN-13: 9781586172510

Pub. Date: 02/10/2008

Publisher: Ignatius Press

Pope Benedict XVI's second encyclical, Saved In Hope, ("Spe Salvi" in Latin) takes its title from St. Paul, who wrote, "In hope we have been saved". In this special deluxe hardcover edition of the work, the Holy Father continues a line of thought he began with his first encyclical,God is Love.

Love and Hope are closely related in the

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Pope Benedict XVI's second encyclical, Saved In Hope, ("Spe Salvi" in Latin) takes its title from St. Paul, who wrote, "In hope we have been saved". In this special deluxe hardcover edition of the work, the Holy Father continues a line of thought he began with his first encyclical,God is Love.

Love and Hope are closely related in the spiritual life. Love of God involves hope or trust in God. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration to happiness which God has placed in the heart of every man". Hope enables us to look to the next life, but it also inspires and purifies our actions in this life. Pope Benedict considers modern philosophies and the challenges of faith today in light of the virtue of hope.

"Confronted by today's changing and complex panorama, the virtue of hope is subject to harsh trials in the community of believers. For this very reason, we must be apostles who are filled with hope and joyful trust in God's promises. In contemporary society, which shows such visible signs of secularism, we must not give in to despair."
— Pope Benedict XVI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586172510
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
02/10/2008
Series:
Encyclicals of Benedict XVI, #1
Pages:
107
Sales rank:
425,338
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Faith is hope     7
The concept of faith-based hope in the New Testament and the early Church     13
Eternal life-what is it?     28
Is Christian hope individualistic?     35
The transformation of Christian faith-hope in the modern age     40
The true shape of Christian hope     54
"Settings" for learning and practicing hope     67
Prayer as a school of hope     67
Action and suffering as settings for learning hope     72
Judgment as a setting for learning and practicing hope     85
Mary, Star of Hope     102

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pope benedict xvI little bestseller 'saved in hope' is a most inspirational little book.the holy father takes a look at some of the troubling and tough issues that seem to be hurtful at times but this book offers courage and hope and the pope uses scripture and commentary to not give in to despair and to always turn to christ. I feel I have found much peace with what I have read and this true man of God I think will unload many burdens off peoples lifes. great gift idea for a friend or family member.