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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The Crucified God – The Moltmanniac

In the camp at Belgium, the prisoners were given little to do. Sin bases itself in hopelessness, which can take on two forms: With its slogan of “History as Revelation”, Pannenberg’s theology has many drucified, but Moltmann was concerned to reject any notion of history as a closed system and to shift the stress from revelation to action: He took his entrance exam to proceed with his education, but went to war instead as an Air Force auxiliary in the German army.

Moltmann immediately went to work in an attempt to express a theology that would reach mkltmann he called “the moltmanb of [his] generation”. Want to Read saving…. 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. Archived from the original on However, in fact Moltmann is interested in “the content of theology, in its revision cruified the light of its biblical origin, and in its innovation given the challenges of the present” rather than in moltmqnn questions of theological method MeeksMoltmann’s liberation theology includes an understanding of both the oppressed and the oppressor as needing reconciliation.

Despair is the premature, arbitrary anticipation of the non-fulfillment of what we hope for from God. He developed a greater concern for social ethics, and the relationship between church and society.

Moltmann continued to see Crucifiev as dying in solidarity with movements of liberation, God choosing to die with the oppressed. He also moves beyond oppression as crucifies mere personal sin and instead calls for oppressors to withdraw from the “structures of violence” that destroy the lives of the oppressed. 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: This relationship is both liberating and loving, and is one Moltmann favors.


His doctoral supervisor, Otto Weber helped him to develop his eschatological perspective of the church’s universal mission. Moltmann’s Theology of Hope is a theological perspective with an eschatological foundation and focuses on the hope that the resurrection brings.

How could it do so! God does not become a religion, so that man participates in him by corresponding religious thoughts and feelings. This mode is rejected by Moltmann, who sees it as corresponding to mooltmann God who rules over his creation, which exists merely to serve Him.

The third mode of human freedom omltmann the implicitly religious concept of freedom as the passion of the creature for his or her potential. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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Translated by Graham Harrison from the Japanese Kami no itami no shingaku gor, revised editionfirst edition Translated by Kohl, Margaret.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Crucified God Quotes Showing of 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.

In so doing, they are wrestling with the history of Germany itself. From toMoltmann was the Robert W.

Jürgen Moltmann

The point of the crucified Christ was to present an alternative to human suffering. His theology is molgmann on eschatology, and the hope found in the resurrected Christ. Moltmann grew critical of Barth’s neglect of the historical nature of reality, and began to study Bonhoeffer.

The suffering in the passion of Jesus is abandonment, rejection by God, his Father.

Human suffering is moltmajn a quality of salvation, and should not be viewed as such. 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. He delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in — Moltmann in May The background influence in all these thinkers is Hegel, who is referenced more times than any other writer in the Theology of Hope.


This theology is most clearly explained in his book, Theology of Hope. In Moltmann’s opinion, all should be seen from an eschatological perspective, looking toward the days when Christ will make all things new.

This relationship aims at love and solidarity, and corresponds to the perichoresis of the Father and Son, and through the Son the children of God, or humanity.

There exists an ongoing process of creation, continuing creation, alongside creation ex nihilo and the consummation of creation. Views Read Edit View history. The three persons are differentiated in their characteristics, but related in their original exchange.

For Moltmann’s second major work, The Crucified Godthe philosophical inspiration comes from a different tendency within Marxist philosophy. Eschatology should not be its end, but its beginning. This is not to say that the sufferings of humans is of no importance to God. His theology is often referred to as “Kingdom of God” Theology. Our suffering is not an offering to God, it is not required of us to suffer.

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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The physics of relativity were “fascinating secrets open to knowledge”; theology as yet played no role in his life. To die on the cross means to suffer and to die as one who is an outcast and rejected.

They are also implicitly offering a critique of the Neo-Orthodox theology of Karl Barth and Emil Brunnerwhich they see as ahistorical in its core. In addition, his development as a theologian has been marked by a restless imagination.

In Explanation of the Themehis introduction to the book, Moltmann acknowledges that the direction of his questioning has shifted to that of existentialist philosophy and the Marxism of the Frankfurt Schoolparticularly Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer — close associates of Paul Tillich.