Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Theological Virtues
Q[17] Of Hope, Considered In Itself
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After treating of faith, we must consider hope and (1) hope itself; (2) the gift of fear; (3) the contrary vices; (4) the corresponding precepts. The first of these points gives rise to a twofold consideration: (1) hope, considered in itself; (2) its subject.

Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether hope is a virtue?

A[2] Whether its object is eternal happiness?

A[3] Whether, by the virtue of hope, one man may hope for another's happiness?

A[4] Whether a man may lawfully hope in man?

A[5] Whether hope is a theological virtue?

A[6] Of its distinction from the other theological virtues?

A[7] Of its relation to faith;

A[8] Of its relation to charity.