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Historical and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Hope

Editors: Van den Heuvel, Steven (Ed.)

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  • Provides an interdisciplinary overview of the current state of research on hope 
  • Offers a contribution to the subject of hope across different disciplines philosophy, theology, psychology, economy, sociology, health studies, ecology, and development studies
  • Combines historical work with the state of the art descriptions from cutting-edge researchers in various fields
  • Applies the subject of hope from psychology, philosophy and theology to the social sciences
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This open access volume makes an important contribution to the ongoing research on hope theory by combining insights from both its long history and its increasing multi-disciplinarity. In the first part, it recognizes the importance of the centuries-old reflection on hope by offering historical perspectives and tracing it back to ancient Greek philosophy. At the same time, it provides novel perspectives on often-overlooked historical theories and developments and challenges established views. The second part of the volume documents the state of the art of current research in hope across eight disciplines, which are philosophy, theology, psychology, economy, sociology, health studies, ecology, and development studies. Taken together, this volume provides an integrated view on hope as a multi-faced phenomenon. It contributes to the further understanding of hope as an essential human capacity, with the possibility of transforming our human societies. 

About the authors

Steven C. van den Heuvel (Ph.D.) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Systematic Theology at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (ETF), Leuven (Belgium), as well as Extraordinary Researcher of the Faculty of Theology at North-West University, South Africa. He first studied Pastoral Ministry at the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede, the Netherlands. He then went on to study Theology and Religious Studies at the ETF, receiving his Th.M., in 2010, followed by his Ph.D. in 2015, as part of a joint doctorate with the Theologische Universiteit Kampen, the Netherlands. His dissertation was entitled Bonhoeffer’s Christocentric Theology and Fundamental Issues in Environmental Ethics (Wipf & Stock 2017). Since then he has co-edited and contributed to books about leadership as well as social ethics, including The Challenges of Moral Leadership (Peeters 2016), The End of Leadership? Leadership and Authority at Crossroads (Peeters 2017), Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control of Adaptive Identity Construction? (Peeters 2018), Theological Ethics and Moral Value Phenomena: The Experience of Values (Routledge 2018), Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue (Peeters 2018), and Leading in a VUCA-World: Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality (Springer 2019). In addition, he has published articles in various journals and regularly presents papers at international academic conferences.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Hope in Ancient Greek Philosophy

    Pages 3-23

    Gravlee, G. Scott

  • Early Christian Thinking on Hope

    Pages 25-45

    Webber, Martin I. (et al.)

  • Hope as a Virtue in the Middle Ages

    Pages 47-60

    Pinsent, Andrew

  • Enlightenment Views of Hope

    Pages 61-76

    Blöser, Claudia

  • Post-Kantian to Postmodern Considerations of (Theological) Hope

    Pages 77-95

    Michener, Ronald T.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Hope
Editors
  • Steven Van den Heuvel
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46489-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46489-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46488-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-46491-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 261
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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