Vol. 3 No. 1 (2022): Hope and Time in Theology and Religion
The matter of hope arises as a complex consideration entailing that, at some point, that which is hoped for, desired, trusted, believed, or relied upon will come to be. Not hope alone, however, but the matter of hope in and of time and the time for or of hope is also deceptively confounding and there is great potential in contemplating the inextricable link between hope and time.
Whilst there is a tendency in life and in scholarship to descend abjectly into the timeless and hopeless conceptual abyss, hope and time offer plentiful resources to avoid this. The world over—across philosophical, religious, theological, scientific and cultural traditions and epochs—thinkers have wrestled and struggled, contemplating and presenting their own thoughts on these two foundational human constructs. Along the way, whether ancient, modern, postmodern, or other, some of the most creative, penetrating, stimulating, and beautiful—but also ambivalent and difficult—cogitations and works of argumentation, prose, poetry, myth, literature, and art have and continue to emerge and populate the diverse and ever-evolving theological and religious landscapes we occupy (and have occupied).
This issue of The Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society, explores "Hope and Time in Religion and Theology."
Editorial IntroductionAbstract 52 | PDF Downloads 63
Hope in TimeAbstract 106 | PDF Downloads 88
Hope and Time in Theology and ReligionAbstract 130 | PDF Downloads 114
The Pain-Patience ContinuumAbstract 163 | PDF Downloads 90
The Book of Revelation as a Breviary of HopeAbstract 100 | PDF Downloads 116
The Image of HopeAbstract 63 | PDF Downloads 77
Hope’s HungerAbstract 87 | PDF Downloads 73
Time and Eternity in HegelAbstract 215 | PDF Downloads 161
The Ontology of Time and Hope in the ResurrectionAbstract 101 | PDF Downloads 145
Mythic Sensibility and Mythopoeic FantasyAbstract 247 | PDF Downloads 144
Purification through BaptismAbstract 219 | PDF Downloads 142
Theology and the Pornographic ImaginationAbstract 217 | PDF Downloads 231
Review of John Lippitt, Love’s Forgiveness: Kierkegaard, Resentment, Humility, and Hope (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).Abstract 58 | PDF Downloads 86
Review of Todd LeVasseur and Anna Peterson (eds.), Religion and the Ecological Crisis: The ‘Lynn White Thesis’ at Fifty (New York: Routledge, 2017).Abstract 63 | PDF Downloads 63