However, when Moltmann learned about the Nazi concentration camps, especially Auschwitz, he then surrendered to the first British soldier he encountered. While a prisoner of war, an army chaplain for the British army gave him a slimmed down bible, similar to a Gideon's bible. As Moltmann said it, "I didn't find Christ, he found me. There's also an anecdote in his biography, that he had read a book by one of the Niebuhr brothers, and it was his only access to Christianity that caused him to head towards a future in theological academia. I don't know how accurate that biological sketch is, because not much of it was covered in the only book I've read by Moltmann: The Crucified God. He's still alive, so I could probably use google translator to email him!
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Following up on his groundbreaking Theology of Hope, The Crucified God established the cross as the foundation for Christian hope. In this, he drew on liberation theology, and he was among the first to bring third-world theologies into a first-world context.
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The Identity and Relevance of Faith pp. The Resistance of the Cross against Its Interpretations pp. Questions about Jesus pp.
The Historical Trial of Jesus pp. The Eschatological Trial of Jesus Christ pp. The 'Crucified God' pp. Ways towards the Psychological Liberation of Man pp.
Ways towards the Political Liberation of Mankind pp. Abbreviations pp. Index of Names pp. Back Cover Download Save contents. Purchase Buy This Book in Print. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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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 Resurrection , which he has labelled a 'theology of hope'. Moltmann has become known for developing a form of social trinitarianism. Moltmann was born in Hamburg on 8 April He described his German upbringing as thoroughly secular. His grandfather was a grand master of the Freemasons.
The Crucified God by Jurgen Moltmann