Our Spring 2017 workshop, ‘The Theological Virtues in Critical Perspective’, took place at the University of Essex on Friday 24th February 2017.
How suspicious should we be about the tradition in which faith, hope and love are regarded as virtues? Is faith only for the weak? Can hope be more than wishful thinking? Is love ever really virtuous? This workshop took up these and related questions from various critical perspectives, drawing especially on the Stoics, Spinoza, Nietzsche and Adorno.