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AUC THEOLOGICA, Vol 13 No 2 (2023), 11–19

Truth-Telling and Hope

Aristotle Papanikolaou

published online: 23. 02. 2024


Why else would one speak the truth if not out of and for hope? This hope is, indeed, a passion ‘for the possible’ and in Christian anthropology, this possible has something to do with eschatological flourishing that has already been inaugurated and which is never simply a private affair but has public effects and implications. We are created for communion with God – this is our hope; but there can be no communion with God – either individually or politically – when there is no truth-telling.

keywords: Truth-telling; Confession; Theosis; Deification; Communion; Hope; Martyrdom; Politics

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