Living a courageous life is not easy. It requires a person to find the balance between fearlessness and cowardice. In The Courage of Faith Steven Ostovich encourages readers to wrestle with their questions of belief in order to find a way to choose faith. He shows that belief, promise, hope, love, responsibility, and thinking demand courage. Ostovich helps readers to reflect on their understandings of these topics by using the writings of philosophers from Plato to Hannah Arendt, René Descartes to Simone de Beauvoir. By engaging philosophy, theology, and the Bible, he challenges readers to courageously think from and through faith. The result of such thinking is a commitment to belief.
Steven T. Ostovich, PhD, is professor of philosophy and chairs the departments of philosophy and theology/religious studies at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. He writes about political theology, the Bible and philosophy, and time, history, and memory.