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A Broad Place: An Autobiography
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A Broad Place: An Autobiography


Fortress Press 2009

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Jürgen Moltmann’s life and work have marked the theological history since WWII like no other. He is the most widely read, quoted, and translated German theologian of our time. Now, after celebrating his eightieth birthday, he looks back on a life that has been engaged in forging a Christian response to the tumult and opportunities of our age. In his autobiography Moltmann tells his compelling life story, from his Hamburg youth in an unconventional home up to the “incompleteness” of the present moment. His narrative sheds light on the creative arc of Moltmann’s work, on the journey of his own theological development from its beginnings after World War II through the beginnings of political theology and, most phenomenally, the advent of the theology of hope.

A wide-ranging alert to the deeper currents of his time and ours, Moltmann’s work is an engrossing reconsideration of a life full of intense experience and new beginnings.

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Interested in more? Be sure to check out Jürgen Moltmann Collection (22 vols.).

Key Features

  • Tells the compelling life story of Jürgen Moltmann
  • Sheds light on the creative arc of Moltmann’s work
  • Discusses Motlmann’s theological development


  • Youth
  • Apprenticeship
  • Beginnings
  • Theology of Hope
  • Political Theology
  • In the Sign of the Cross to New Trinitarian Thinking
  • Uncompleted Completions— the Challenges of Life
  • In the End—the Beginning

Praise for the Print Edition

Jürgen Moltmann may be the most renowned theologian living today. . . His autobiography offers us the chance to understand him better than ever before.

The Christian Century

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About Jürgen Moltmann

Jürgen Moltmann studied Christian theology in England and, after his return to Germany, in Göttingen. He served as a pastor from 1952 to1958 in Bremen. Since 1967 he has been Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen and retired there in 1994. Among his many influential and award-winning books are The Theology of Hope (1967), The Crucified God (1974), The Trinity and the Kingdom (1981), The Spirit of Life (1994), and The Coming of God (1996), winner of the Grawemeyer Award in 2000, all published by Fortress Press.

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