Jürgen Moltmann (born 8 April ) is a German Reformed theologian who is Professor Moltmann has become known for developing a form of social trinitarianism. His two most famous works are Theology of Hope and The Crucified God. 21 quotes from The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology: ‘When God becomes man in Jesus of Nazareth,.. . Below is a list of all posts (so far) in my blog series on The Crucified God by Jürgen Moltmann. I will update this page as new posts are added. Several of the .

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Despair is the premature, arbitrary anticipation of the non-fulfillment of what we hope for from God. The whole theme of the Theology of Hope was worked out in counterpoint to the theology of Wolfhart Pannenbergwho had worked alongside Moltmann at Wuppertal, and moltmann also undergone a conversion experience during Germany’s defeat in World War II.

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The background influence in all these thinkers is Hegel, who is referenced more times than any other writer in the Theology of Hope. Moltmann’s Theology of Hope is a theological perspective with an eschatological foundation and focuses on the hope that the resurrection brings. Views Read Edit View history. Just a moment jurge we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

After Belgium, he was transferred to a POW camp in KilmarnockScotlandwhere he worked with other Germans to rebuild areas damaged in the bombing. Moltmann has a passion for the Kingdom of God as it exists both in the future, and in the God of the present. Moltmann cites the English pacifist and anti-capitalist theologian Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy as being highly regarded. It is only after that that they can try to find a truly humane community with their previous oppressors.

Moltmann met a group of Christians in the camp, and was given a small copy of the New Testament and Psalms by an American chaplain.

The Christian church can re-introduce the divisions between the religious and the profane and between those who are within and those who are without, only at the price of losing its own identity as the church of the crucified Christ.


As you can see, the first mode of freedom is political, and focuses on The Father; the second molltmann communal, focusing on the Son; and the third is religious, focusing on the Spirit.

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His doctoral supervisor, Otto Weber helped him to develop his eschatological perspective of the church’s universal mission. Moltmann addresses this concern as such: Moltmann has become known for developing a form of social trinitarianism. This theology is most clearly explained in his book, Theology of Hope. Moltmann later claimed, “I didn’t find Christhe found me. From toMoltmann was the Robert W. A faith which worships Christ as God without his future, a church which understands itself as the kingdom and a consciousness of atonement which no longer suffers from the continued unredeemed condition of the world, a Christian state which regards itself as God here present upon earth, cannot tolerate any Jewish hope beside itself.

But to be rejected takes away the dignity from suffering and makes it dishonourable suffering. The first mode is the political meaning of freedom as supremacy. Suffering can be ggod and admired. At sixteen, Moltmann idolized Albert Einsteinand anticipated studying mathematics at university. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat The sufferings of the poor should not be seen as equal to or a representation of the sufferings of Jesus.

He also moves beyond oppression as a mere personal sin and instead calls for oppressors to withdraw from the “structures of violence” that destroy the lives of the oppressed. The vital question for him, therefore, is how this world which he has usurped can be human- ized.

However, because of this hope we hold, we may never exist harmoniously in a society such as ours which is based on sin. The later Moltmann took a less systematic approach to theology, leading to what he called jurgenn “systematic contributions to theology” [22] that sought to provoke and engage more than develop some kind of set Moltmannian theology.

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In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter 1: Moltmann relates his views on the trinity to three modes of human freedom.

It is a relation of a subject with an object, where the goal is to enhance the supremacy of the subject. He usurps more and more of nature and takes it under his control.

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Moltmann writes that Barth’s eschatology was at first “not unfriendly towards dynamic and cosmic perspectives” but that he then came under the influence of Plato and Kant and so “set to work in terms of the dialectic of time and eternity and came under the bane of the transcendental eschatology of Kant”. For Moltmann’s second major work, The Crucified Godthe philosophical inspiration comes from a different tendency within Marxist philosophy.

It is with this sensibility that Moltmann juurgen, in his Experiences in Theologywhat various liberation theologies might mean for the oppressor: The third mode of human freedom is the implicitly religious concept of freedom as moltmmann passion of the creature for his or her potential. Moltmann stresses the perichoresis of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Moltmann developed a form of liberation theology predicated on the view that God suffers with humanity, while also promising humanity a better future through the hope of the Resurrectionwhich he has labelled a ‘theology of hope’.

God’s ‘preferential option for the poor’ should not be exclusive, but rather include the rich; insofar as God holds judgment over them also.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Moltmann in May Moltmann’s widening interest in theological perspectives from a broad cultural arena is evident in his mpltmann of the book by Kazoh KitamoriTheology of the Pain of God[20] which he relates to Bonhoeffer’s prison reflections.

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For the suffering in suffering is the lack of crucigied, and the wounds in wounds are the abandonment, and the powerlessness in pain is unbelief. Inhe and four others were invited to attend the first postwar Student Christian Movement in Swanwick, a conference center near DerbyUK. The Crucified God Quotes Showing of Human suffering is not a quality of salvation, and should not be viewed as such.