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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Black theology for whites, Latin American liberation theology for the First World, feminist theology for men, etc.

The title of Moltmann’s crucial work, however, is derived not from Nietzsche but from Martin Lutherand its use marked a renewed engagement with a specifically Lutheran strain in Protestant theology, as opposed to the more Calvinist tenor of his earlier work.

The vital question for him, therefore, is how this world which he has usurped can be human- ized. Inhe and four others were invited to attend the first postwar Student Christian Movement in Swanwick, a conference center near DerbyUK. World Council of Churches. Suffering can be celebrated and admired. His grace is revealed in sinners.

Here, an indwelling of the Spirit allows humans to be friends with God. Translated by Kohl, Margaret.

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But to be rejected takes away the dignity from suffering and makes it dishonourable jurgenn. His doctoral supervisor, Otto Weber helped him to develop his eschatological perspective of the church’s universal mission. The suffering in the passion of Jesus is abandonment, rejection by God, his Father. Moltmann cites the English pacifist and anti-capitalist theologian Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy as being highly regarded.

We become true men in the community of the incarnate, the suffering and loving, the human God.

The Crucified God

In the camp at Belgium, the prisoners were given little to do. They also glimpsed photographs nailed up confrontationally in their huts, bare photographs of Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The third mode of human freedom is the implicitly religious concept of freedom as the passion of the gld for jurggen or her cruxified. With its slogan of “History as Revelation”, Pannenberg’s theology has many parallels, but Moltmann was concerned to reject any notion of crucifiev as a closed system and to shift the stress from revelation to action: Moltmann’s theology is also seen as a theology of liberation, though not in the sense that the term is most understood.

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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 not only views salvation as Christ’s “preferential option for the poor,” but also as offering the hope of reconciliation to the oppressors of the poor. God’s ‘preferential option for the poor’ should not be exclusive, but rather include the rich; insofar as God holds judgment over them also. This relationship is both liberating and loving, and is one Moltmann favors.

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The hospitality of the Scottish residents toward the prisoners left a great impression upon him. This theological perspective of eschatology makes the hope of the future, the hope of today.

The sufferings of the poor should not be seen as equal to or a representation of the sufferings of Jesus. The first mode is the political meaning of freedom as supremacy. Moltmann addresses this concern as such: Despair is the premature, arbitrary anticipation of the non-fulfillment of what we hope for from God. He gradually felt more and more identification with and reliance on the Christian faith.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He developed a greater concern for social ethics, and the relationship between church and society. At sixteen, Moltmann idolized Albert Einsteinand anticipated studying mathematics at university. His grandfather was a grand master of the Freemasons. 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: 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 addition, his development as a theologian has been marked by a restless imagination.


Moltmann in May Cricified also developed an interest in Luther and Hegel, the former of whose doctrine of justification and theology of the cross interested him greatly. Bloch is concerned to establish hope as the guiding principle of his Marxism and stresses the implied humanism inherent in mystical tradition.

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.

The Crucified God Quotes by Jürgen Moltmann

He took his entrance exam to proceed with his education, but went to war instead as an Air Force auxiliary in the German army. 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.

Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology. God does not become a law, so that man participates in him through obedience to a law. Moltmann later claimed, “I didn’t find Christhe found me.

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.

For love leaves us open to wounding and disappointment.