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Title: Hope
Contributor(s): McDonald, William  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: Hope (Haab--noun; haabe--verb) From the Old Norse hop, Middle Low German hope, corresponding to English "hope." Its lexical meaning in Danish is a feeling of expectation with respect to something in the future, usually an expectation of something good, right or fortunate. As a qualification of this sense it can mean a trusting confidence in the future, fate or God. It can also mean that to which one binds one's expectations. The most frequent occurrence of the word "hope" is in 'Works of Love', followed by 'Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits', then 'Christian Discourses'. There is also a sustained discussion of hope in 'For Self-Examination'. All these works were published under the name "Soren Kierkegaard" in 1847, 1848, and 1851 respectively. But the most sustained discussions of the concept of hope occur in discussions of expectancy ('Forventning'). These, too, are found most commonly in publications under Kierkegaard's own name, especially in the upbuilding discourses from 1843 and 1844. We find extended discussions of expectancy in "The Expectancy of Faith," "Patience in Expectancy," and "The Expectancy of an Eternal Salvation." Not all expectancy is hope, as Kierkegaard acknowledges by defining hope as expectancy of the good, and fear as expectancy of evil.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Kierkegaard's Concepts - Tome III: Envy to Incognito, p. 163-168
Publisher: Ashgate
Place of Publication: Farnham, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781472434326
Field of Research (FOR): 220209 History of Ideas
220401 Christian Studies (incl Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources
Series Number : 15
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