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SPE Salvi on Eschatological and Secular Hope: A Thomistic Critique of an Augustinian Encyclical
Spe salvi emphasizes the difference between eschatological and secular hope, but does not adequately articulate their connection. Drawing on Aquinas, the article advances arguments that spell out the connection between eschatological and secular hope. Secular hopes not only participate in eschatological hope but are its means of realization. Aquinas’s biblical reflections on the law and