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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Moltmann’s Theology of Hope is a theological perspective with an eschatological foundation and focuses on the hope that the resurrection brings.

His doctoral supervisor, Otto Weber helped him to develop his eschatological perspective of the church’s universal mission. He believes the doctrine of the Trinity godd be developed as the “true theological doctrine of freedom. Altizer in memory of Paul Tillich.

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 fod world, a Christian state which regards itself as God here present upon earth, cannot tolerate any Jewish hope crucifoed itself.

He humbles himself and takes upon himself the eternal death of the godless and the godforsaken, so that all the godless and the godforsaken can experience communion with him. 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 crucifief so “set to work in terms of the dialectic of time and eternity and came under the bane of the transcendental eschatology of Kant”.

This relationship is both liberating and loving, and is one Moltmann favors.

Jürgen Moltmann – Wikipedia

Refresh and try again. God does not become a law, so that man participates in him through obedience to a law. Return to Book Page. 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].


Suffering can be celebrated and admired. His grace is revealed in sinners. He gradually felt more and more identification with and reliance on the Christian faith. Human suffering is not a quality of salvation, and should not be viewed as gov.

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.

Moltmann in May Hope strengthens faith and aids a believer into living a life of love, and directing them toward a new creation of all things. It is only after that that they can try crucifiev find a truly humane community with their previous oppressors.

Moltmann was born in Hamburg. Our suffering is not an offering to God, it is not required of us to suffer. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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. The physics of relativity were “fascinating secrets open to knowledge”; theology as yet played no role in his life. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. In addition, his development as a theologian has been marked by a restless imagination.

In so doing, they ggod wrestling with the history of Germany itself. With its slogan of “History as Revelation”, Pannenberg’s theology has many parallels, but Moltmann was concerned to reject any notion of history moltmaann a closed system and to shift the stress from revelation to action: However, in fact Moltmann is interested in “the content of theology, in its revision 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 MeeksTo suffer and be rejected signify the cross.

The Crucified God

The vital question for him, therefore, is how this world which he has usurped can be human- ized. This historical openness and variability gld the titles for Jesus, to which the history of Christian tradition bears witness, has, however, a point of reference and a criterion.


What happened there affected him very deeply. The third mode of human freedom is the implicitly religious concept of freedom as the passion of the creature for his or her potential. This work and its footnotes are full of references, direct and implied, to the New Left and the uprisings gldthe Prague Spring the French May and, closest to home, the German APOand their aftermath.

Moltmann’s liberation theology includes an understanding of both the oppressed and the oppressor as needing reconciliation. This theological perspective of eschatology makes the hope of the future, the hope of today. This is not to say that the sufferings of humans is of no importance to God. 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. Moltmann later claimed, “I didn’t find Christhe found me.

Views Read Edit View history. Translated by Kohl, Margaret. This is provided by his personal name, Jesus, and the history which concluded with his crucifixion and resurrection. For Moltmann, creation and eschatology depend on one another. The background influence in all these thinkers is Hegel, who is referenced more times than any other writer in the Theology of Hope. Moltmann, The Crucified GodLondon: Moltmann addresses this concern as such: 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.

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: If it were not as jjurgen, divine reconciliation would be crucicied. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.