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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Suffering can be celebrated and admired. The background influence in all these thinkers is Hegel, who is referenced more times than any other writer in the Theology of Hope. This 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. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

Hope strengthens faith and aids a believer into living a life of love, and directing them toward a new creation of all things. 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: 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 against suffering” [24].

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. Moltmann not only views salvation as Christ’s “preferential option for the poor,” but also as moltmaann the hope of reconciliation to the oppressors of the poor. Wikiquote has quotations related to: If it were not as such, divine reconciliation would be crucifies.

Bloch is concerned to establish hope as the guiding principle of his Marxism and stresses the implied humanism inherent in mystical tradition. Moltmann’s Theology of Hope is a theological perspective with an eschatological foundation and focuses on the hope that the resurrection brings.


Moltmann’s miltmann theology includes an understanding of both the oppressed and the oppressor as needing reconciliation. Moltmann stresses the perichoresis of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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Moltmann has a passion for the Kingdom of God as it exists both in the future, and in the God of the present. But is this still authentic Christian faith? He also moves beyond oppression as a mere personal sin and instead calls for oppressors to withdraw from the “structures of violence” that destroy the lives of the oppressed. For Moltmann’s second major work, The Crucified Godthe philosophical inspiration comes from a different tendency within Marxist philosophy.

It is only after that that they can try to find a truly humane community with their previous oppressors. What happened there affected him very deeply. 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.

Our suffering is not an offering to God, it is not required of us to suffer. Translated by Kohl, Margaret. He delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in — How could it do so! Moltmann continued to see Christ as dying in solidarity with movements of liberation, God choosing to die with the oppressed.

The three persons are differentiated in their characteristics, but related in their original exchange. And therefore the suffering of abandonment moltjann overcome by the suffering of jrugen, which is not afraid of what is sick and ugly, but accepts it and takes it to itself in order to heal it.

The point of the crucified Christ was to present an alternative to human suffering. 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 page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Translated by Graham Harrison from the Japanese Kami crucfied itami no shingakurevised editionfirst edition Moltmann relates his views on the trinity to three modes of human freedom.

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


This is to say that he believes the three dwell in one another. But to be rejected takes away the dignity from suffering and makes it dishonourable suffering. In addition, his development as a theologian has been marked by a restless imagination.

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At Norton Camp, he discovered Reinhold Niebuhr ‘s Nature 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. Views Read Edit View history. Eschatology should not be its end, but its beginning. 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.

They also glimpsed photographs nailed up confrontationally in their huts, bare photographs of Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. His grace is revealed in sinners. God does not become a law, so that man participates in him through obedience to a law.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The later Moltmann took a less systematic approach to theology, leading to what he called his “systematic contributions to theology” [22] that sought to provoke and engage more than develop some kind of set Moltmannian theology.

The sufferings of the poor should not be seen as equal to or a representation of the sufferings of Jesus. 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.

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At sixteen, Moltmann idolized Moltman Einsteinand anticipated studying mathematics at university. To die on the cross means to suffer and to die as one who is an outcast and rejected. This is not to say that the sufferings of humans is of no importance to God.