"Though the seas threaten, they are merciful": Classic Literature and the Virtue of Hope

All too often people look at our world with despair and hopelessness. The title of this course comes from Shakespeare’s Tempest (V. i. 178), and sums up the spirit of his late plays that speak of resurrected life and reborn hope. Classic Literature read through the eyes of faith can give us a new way to address the hopelessness around us and cultivate the virtue of hope.

Taught by:

Glenn C. Arbery, Ph.D.

Professor of Humanities
Dr. Freeh

Private: John Freeh, Ph.D.

Director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture