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 He took his entrance exam to proceed with his education, but went to war instead as an Air Force auxiliary moltnann the German army. Crucifie is the mode favored most by Moltmann, who correlates this relationship with the one humans share with God in the realm of the 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 Resurrectioncruciffied he has labelled a ‘theology of hope’.

In Moltmann became a theology teacher at an academy in Wuppertal that was operated by the Confessing Church and in he joined the theological faculty at the University of Bonn.

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Bloch claims to identify an atheism at the core of Christianity, embodied in the notion of the death of God and the continued imperative of seeking the Kingdom. Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology. As you can see, the 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.

His doctoral supervisor, Otto Weber helped him to develop his eschatological perspective of the church’s universal mission. Views Read Edit View history.

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An unacknowledged influence, and certainly an important parallel, is probably the Death of God theology that was winning notice in the mids, particularly the essay collection under that title, edited by William Hamilton and Thomas J. We become true men in the community of the incarnate, the suffering and loving, the human God. For it is itself the happiness of the present. The second mode of human freedom is the socio-historical crucifies Hegelian meaning of freedom as communion, which implies the relation between two subjects.


Jürgen Moltmann

Moltmann also developed an interest in Luther and Hegel, the former of whose doctrine of justification and theology of the cross interested him greatly.

Refresh and try again. 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. Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

With its slogan of “History as Revelation”, Pannenberg’s theology has many parallels, but Moltmann was concerned to reject any notion of history as a closed system and to shift the stress from revelation to action: In the camp at Belgium, the prisoners were given little to do. Ordered to the Klever Reichswalda German forest at the front lines, he surrendered jurrgen in the dark to the first British soldier he met. He developed a greater concern uurgen social ethics, and the relationship between church and society.

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”. 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: To die on the cross means to suffer and to die as one who is an outcast and rejected.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nor does 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.

This relationship is both liberating and loving, and is one Moltmann favors. His grandfather was a grand master of the Freemasons. If it were not as such, divine reconciliation would be insufficient. In Moltmann’s opinion, all should be seen from an eschatological perspective, looking toward the days when Christ will make all things new.

God does not become a religion, so that cgucified participates in him by corresponding religious thoughts and feelings. Eschatology should not be its end, but its beginning. Hope strengthens faith and aids a believer into living a life of love, and directing them toward a new creation of all things.


Moltmann immediately went to work in an attempt to express a theology that would reach what he called “the survivors of [his] generation”.

He delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in — 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.

The vital question for him, therefore, is how this world which he has usurped can be human- ized. The hospitality of the Scottish residents toward the prisoners left a great impression upon him. He described his German upbringing as thoroughly secular. Moltmann and his fellow prisoners were tormented by “memories and gnawing thoughts”—Moltmann claimed to have lost all hope and confidence in German culture because of Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps where Jews and others the Nazis opposed had been imprisoned and killed.

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However, in fact Moltmann is interested in “the content of theology, in its crucfied 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 MeeksHope and faith depend on each other moltman 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 against suffering” [24].

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.

Moltmann relates his views on the trinity to three modes of human freedom. Here, an indwelling of the Spirit allows humans to be friends with God.

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