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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It creates in a believer a “passion for the possible” [28] “For our knowledge and comprehension of reality, and our reflections on it, that means at least this: Moltmann has a passion for the Kingdom of God as it exists both in the future, and in the God of the present.

Jürgen Moltmann

The first mode is the political meaning of freedom as supremacy. This mode is rejected by Moltmann, who sees it as corresponding to a God who rules over his creation, which exists merely to serve Him. They also glimpsed photographs nailed up confrontationally in their huts, bare photographs of Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The vital question for him, therefore, is how this world which he has usurped can be human- ized. When following the Theology of Hope, a Christian should find hope in the future but also experience much discontentment with the way the world is now, corrupt and full of sin.

This historical mmoltmann and variability of the titles for Jesus, to which the history of Christian tradition bears witness, has, however, a point of reference and a criterion.

It is with this sensibility that Moltmann explores, in his Experiences in Theologywhat various liberation theologies might mean for the oppressor: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

At Norton Camp, he discovered Reinhold Niebuhr ‘s Mo,tmann and Destiny of Man —it was the first book of theology he had ever read, and Moltmann claimed it had a huge impact on his life. Altizer in memory of Paul Tillich.

For the suffering in suffering is the lack of love, and the wounds in wounds are the abandonment, and the powerlessness in pain is unbelief.


Human suffering is not a quality of salvation, and should not be viewed as such.

Ordered to the Klever Reichswalda German forest at the front lines, he surrendered in in the dark to the first British soldier he met. 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 had also undergone a conversion experience during Germany’s defeat in World War II. In so doing, they are wrestling with the history of Germany itself.

This theological perspective of eschatology makes the hope of the future, the hope of today. Moltmann had hope that the example of the ” Confessing Church ” during the war would be repeated in new ecclesiastical structures.

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Inhe and four others were invited to attend the first postwar Student Christian Movement in Swanwick, a conference center near DerbyUK. They are juegen implicitly offering a critique of the Neo-Orthodox theology of Karl Moltjann and Emil Brunnerwhich they see as ahistorical in its core.

Moltmann cites the English pacifist and anti-capitalist theologian Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy as being highly regarded. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Moltmann later claimed, “I didn’t find Christhe found me. Moltmann returned home at 22 years of age to find his hometown of Hamburg in fact, his entire country in ruins from Allied bombing in World War II.

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Views Read Edit View history. However, in fact Moltmann is interested in “the content of theology, in its revision in the light of its biblical origin, and in its innovation given the challenges of the present” rather than in the questions of theological method MeeksThis is provided by his personal name, Jesus, and the history which concluded with his crucifixion and resurrection.

Black theology for whites, Latin American liberation theology for the First World, feminist theology for men, etc. From toMoltmann was the Robert W. The suffering in the passion of Jesus is abandonment, rejection by God, his Father. World Council of Churches.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: In addition, his development as a theologian has been marked by a restless imagination. Retrieved from ” https: To die on the cross means to suffer and to die as one who is an outcast and rejected. For it is itself the happiness of the present. And therefore the suffering of abandonment is overcome by the suffering of love, which is not afraid of what is sick and ugly, but accepts it and takes it to itself in order to heal it.


Moltmann also developed an interest in Luther and Hegel, the former of whose doctrine of justification and theology of the cross interested him greatly. Despair is the premature, arbitrary anticipation of the non-fulfillment of what we hope for from God. The consummation of creation will consist of the eschatological transformation of this creation into the new creation. He and many others were disappointed to see, instead, a rebuilding on pre-war models in a cultural attempt to forget entirely the recent period of deadly hardship.

This is to say that he believes the three dwell in one another. Moltmann relates his views on the trinity to three modes of human freedom.

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However, because of this hope we hold, we may never exist harmoniously in a society such as ours which is based mlltmann sin. Like the Left Hegelians who immediately succeeded the master, both Moltmann and Pannenberg are determined to retain the sense of history as meaningful and central to Christian discourse, while avoiding the essentially conformist and conservative aspects of his thought.

God does not become a religion, so that man participates in him by corresponding religious thoughts and feelings. His doctoral supervisor, Otto Weber helped him to develop his eschatological perspective of the church’s universal mission. Moltmann’s liberation theology includes an understanding of both the oppressed and the oppressor as needing reconciliation. Bloch is concerned to establish hope as the guiding principle of his Marxism and stresses the implied humanism inherent in mystical tradition.

His grandfather was crufified grand master of the Freemasons. The sufferings of the poor should not be seen as equal to or a representation of the sufferings of Jesus.