The Crucified God

The Crucified God From its English publication in Jrgen Moltmanns The Crucified God garnered much attention and it has become one of the seminal texts of twentieth century theology Moltmann proposes that sufferi

  • Title: The Crucified God
  • Author: Jurgen Moltmann
  • ISBN: 9781506402956
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • From its English publication in 1973, Jrgen Moltmanns The Crucified God garnered much attention, and it has become one of the seminal texts of twentieth century theology Moltmann proposes that suffering is not a problem to be solved but instead that suffering is an aspect of Gods very being God is love, and love invariably involves suffering In this view, the crucifixioFrom its English publication in 1973, Jrgen Moltmanns The Crucified God garnered much attention, and it has become one of the seminal texts of twentieth century theology Moltmann proposes that suffering is not a problem to be solved but instead that suffering is an aspect of Gods very being God is love, and love invariably involves suffering In this view, the crucifixion of Jesus is an event that affects the entirety of the Trinity, showing that The Crucified God is than an arresting titleit is a theological breakthrough.

    One thought on “The Crucified God”

    1. Filled with wonderful theological insights but much of the book is outdated (this is obviously not the author's fault). It is also an unnecessarily dry read, as theology -- especially the theology of the cross -- can read much differently.

    2. The theology Moltmann proposes, that the Trinity is revealed primarily in the crucified Christ, is the most startling theology I have read in a long time. What I liked about his claim is that it provides an ontological base for the suffering of God in love and an an explanation for the suffering in the world.This claim must be seen in the perspective of an eschatological view, that is, a reading from the end to the beginning. I liked that Moltmann demolished the theistic god (and so the atheisti [...]

    3. This book forces readers to re-consider why a 'theology of the cross' is at the heart of Christian worship and thought. Moltmann looks at the Crucified God from many different angles: the historical, the eschatological, the Trinitarian, the psychological, and the political and he does not shy away from confronting the reader and provoking her engagement. This is not an easy book to read but with some basic theological understanding and a commitment by the reader to follow Moltmann's arguments, t [...]

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