Christian Hope

November 30, 2007

Encyclical Letter
Spe Salvi
of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI
to the Bishops, Priests and Deacons
Men and Women Religious
and All the Lay Faithful
on Christian Hope

Introduction

Faith is Hope

The concept of faith-based hope in the New Testament and the early Church

Eternal life – what is it?

Is Christian hope individualistic?

The transformation of Christian faith-hope in the modern age

The true shape of Christian hope

“Settings” for learning and practising hope

I. Prayer as a school of hope
II. Action and suffering as settings for learning hope
III. Judgment as a setting for learning and practising hope

Mary, Star of Hope

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