Abstract / DOI
On the Humanity Of Hope. Living Perilously and Confidently. This essay develops an anthropology of «wordly hope» (as to be distinguished from hope as a theological virtue). I holds that hope is an essential feature of human life and action. While the modern understanding of history as progress has led to a dangerous excess of hope, contemporary culture is defined by a crisis of «wordly hope». It is, therefore, necessary to rediscover a culture of hope. In this context, not only religion, but also morality and art can play a crucial role.