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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This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Hope and faith depend on each other to remain true and substantial; and only with both may one find “not only a consolation in suffering, but also the protest of the divine promise crucifies suffering” [24].

Bloch is concerned to establish hope as the guiding principle of his Marxism and stresses the implied humanism inherent in mystical tradition. It creates in a believer omltmann “passion for the possible” [28] “For our knowledge and comprehension of reality, and our reflections on it, that means at least this: In Jesus he does not die the natural death of a finite being, but the violent death of jurfen criminal on the cross, the death of complete abandonment by God.

This theology is most clearly explained in his book, Theology of Jutgen. However, because of this hope we hold, we may never exist harmoniously in a society such as ours which is based on sin. For Moltmann’s second major work, The Crucified Godthe philosophical inspiration comes from a different tendency within Marxist philosophy.

After Belgium, he was transferred to a POW camp in KilmarnockScotlandwhere he worked with other Germans to rebuild areas damaged in the bombing.


Moltmann, The Crucified GodLondon: But is this still authentic Christian faith? 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: In other places, Moltmann mentions that “Faust” was included in the collection of Goethe’s poetry.

Jürgen Moltmann

Moltmann corroborates his ideas with those of Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and Jews in an attempt to reach a greater understanding of Christian theology; which he believes should be developed inter-ecumenically. Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology.

Nor moltmnan it mean admiration of a hero and a mystical contemporaneity with him. This “mutual liberation” necessarily involves a “liberation of oppressors from the evil they commit; otherwise there can be no liberation for a new community in justice and freedom.

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 crucifird Kant”. If it were not as such, divine reconciliation would be insufficient. As you can see, jurgdn first mode of freedom is political, and focuses on The Father; the second is communal, focusing on the Son; and the third is religious, focusing on the Spirit.

He took his entrance exam to proceed with his education, but went to war instead as an Air Force auxiliary in the German army. Despair is the premature, arbitrary anticipation of the non-fulfillment of what we hope for from God. Moltmann later claimed, “I didn’t find Christhe found me. The first mode is the political meaning of freedom as supremacy.

His theology is often referred to as “Kingdom of God” Theology.

Eschatology should not be its end, but its beginning. He described his German upbringing as thoroughly secular.


Here, an indwelling of the Spirit allows humans to be friends with God. God does not become a religion, so that man participates in him by corresponding religious thoughts and feelings. In Moltmann’s opinion, all should be seen from mo,tmann eschatological perspective, looking toward the days when Christ will make all things new. Sin bases itself in hopelessness, which can take on two forms: The point of the crucified Christ was to present an alternative to human suffering.

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He gradually felt more and murgen identification with and reliance on the Christian faith. Moltmann’s liberation theology includes an understanding of both the oppressed and the oppressor as needing reconciliation. Theology of the Pain of God. Moltmann continued to see Christ as dying in solidarity with movements of liberation, God choosing to die with the oppressed. This theological perspective of eschatology makes the hope of the future, the hope of today.

In addition, his development as a theologian has been marked by a restless imagination. World Council of Churches. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. To die on the cross means to suffer and to die as one who is an outcast and rejected.

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But to be rejected takes away the dignity from suffering and makes it dishonourable suffering. The three persons are differentiated in their characteristics, hurgen related in their original exchange.

His doctoral supervisor, Otto Weber helped him to develop his eschatological perspective of the church’s universal mission. Retrieved from ” https: This is to say that he believes the three dwell in one another.

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