This is a masterpiece on a forgotten virtue by one of the great Christian philosophers of the twentieth century. Pieper applies the perennial wisdom of Thomas Aquinas to the needs of the present day. Pieper illuminates the entire Christian life through the virtue of hope.
Josef Pieper, perhaps the most popular Thomist philosopher of the twentieth century, was schooled in the Greek classics and the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. He also studied philosophy, law, and sociology, and he was a professor at the University of Munster, West Germany. His numerous books have been widely praised by both the secular and religious press.