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I. Religious Studies / History of Religions – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament – IV. Dogmatics – V. Ethics

I. Religious Studies / History of Religions

Various versions of the Greek Prometheus myth characterize hope (elpís) as one of the requirements for human existence (Hesiod Opera et dies V 96; Aesch. Prometheus V 250). In Roman religion, hope (spes) is one of the concepts personified and venerated as divine powers (Cic. De legibus

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Berner, Ulrich, Kaiser, Otto, du Toit, Andrie, Beißer, Friedrich and Moxter, Michael, “Hope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09992>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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