Select Bibliography

The list below is not meant to be exhaustive. We've chosen to include primarily those books and journal articles that were particularly formative during the early stages of project development.
Order by: Title Publication Year

Alief and Belief

by Tamar Szabó Gendler

Analysing Hope

by Nicholas Smith

Cultures of Optimism

by Oliver Bennett

Delineating the Concept of Hope

by Janice M. Morse and Barbara Doberneck

Development and Validation of the State Hope Scale

by C. Rick Snyder, Susie C. Sympson, Florence C. Ybasco, Tyrone F. Borders, Michael A. Babyak, and Raymond L. Higgins

Does Ethics Need God?

by Linda Zagzebski

Effect of Anxiety on Optimism

by Christopher Dewberry and Susan Richardson

Faith and Hope

by David Clarke

God and the Moral Order

by C. Stephen Layman


by J.P. Day

Hope: Its Nature and Measurement.

by Anthony Scioli, Michael Ricci, Than Nyugen, and Erica R Scioli

Hopes and Dreams

by Adrienne M Martin

Kant on God

by Peter Byrne

Kant on Miracles

by A. T. Nuyen

Kant on Possible Hope

by Sidney Axinn

Kant's Doctrine of Hope

by Philip Rossi

Kant's Moral Argument

by James L. Muyskens

Measuring Hope

by Martha H. Stoner


by Timothy McGrew

Modes of Hoping

by Darren Webb

Moral Arguments

by C. Stephen Evans

Moral Faith

by Robert Merrihew Adams

Morality and God

by Richard Swinburne

More Illusions

by J Shedler, M Mayman, and M Manis

Need State and the Illusion of Control

by Paul M. Biner, Shannon T. Angle, James H. Park, Anthony E. Mellinger, and Brian C. Barber


by Charles S Carver, Michael F Scheier, and Suzanne C Segerstrom

Optimism and Fundamentalism

by Sheena Sethi and Martin E.P. Seligman

The Art of Good Hope

by Victoria McGeer

The Attributional Style Questionnaire

by Christopher Peterson, Amy Semmel, Carl von Baeyer, Lyn Y. Abramson, Gerald I. Metalsky, and Martin E. P. Seligman

The Keenness of Hope

by Catherine Chalier and Peter Hanly

The Last Best Hope

by Steven Crowell

The Value of Hope

by Luc Bovens

Unrealistic Pessimism

Dariusz Dolinski, Wojciech Gromski, and Ewa Zawisza