The early church bequeathed us two rules for interpreting Scripture: the rule of faith and the rule of love. This paper argues that these should be complemented with a rule of hope. It uses Thomas Aquinas to suggest how a hopeful reading might complement a loving and a faithful reading, and it suggests that we see this sort of reading in contemporary liberation theologians.
McCullough, Ross W., "A Hermeneutic of Hope – and Faith and Love: A Thomistic-Liberationist Rule" (2018). Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies. 340.