New Frontiers Series
The Theology Department has hosted a lecture series, New Frontiers in Theological Research, twice a year since 2012. The aim of the series is to present the scholarly research of the faculty of the UST Theology Department in a publicly accessible form. The series contributes to the University’s emphasis on the integration of theology with other fields of study.
NEW FRONTIERS IN THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
What is hope? How does it work?
Theological Insights into Human Resilience
Dr. Barbara Sain, associate professor of systematic theology,
will give the New Frontiers in Theological Research lecture.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
McNeely Hall 100
Is hope an emotion, a virtue, or choice? Is it natural or supernatural? Is it best understood by theologians, social scientists or counselors? In this lecture, Barbara Sain will describe how hope has been defined differently by various historical and contemporary schools of thought and how these contrasting ideas of hope reveal different visions of what it means to be human. The lecture will offer ways of integrating disparate ideas of hope and strategies for overcoming hopelessness into a synthetic vision.
Other lectures in the series:
Dr Massimo Faggioli, ‘Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning’, April 19, 2012. See a similar lecture at St. Jerome's University.