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In the End—The Beginning: The Life of Hope
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In the End—The Beginning: The Life of Hope


Fortress Press 2004

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As Jürgen Moltmann’s award-winning volume The Coming of God laid out the systematic framework of eschatology (the doctrine of the “last things”), so here he explores the personal meaning of that fundamental affirmation for Christians. Debunking the classic images of Christian apocalyptic scenarios, the final struggle between God and Satan, Christ and the Antichrist—Armageddon—Moltmann instead shows that Christian expectation of the future has nothing to do with these but everything to do with new beginnings and a horizon of hope. Three parts explore three particular beginnings: birth (childhood and youth), rebirth (failures and defeats), and resurrection (death, judgment, afterlife).

This brief volume promises to be one of Moltmann’s most personal and compelling books.

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

Key Features

  • Explores three beginnings of eschatology: beginnings, rebirth, and resurrection
  • Discusses the personal meaning of the future for Christians


  • The Promise of the Child
  • Does the Future Belong to the Young?
  • New Beginnings in Catastrophes: Biblical Catastrophe Theology
  • Deliver Us from Evil: God’s Righteousness and Justice and the Rebirth of Life
  • The Spirituality of the Wakeful Senses
  • The Living Power of Hope
  • Is There a Life after Death?
  • Mourning and Consoling
  • The Community of the Living and the Dead
  • What Awaits Us?
  • Eternal Life

Praise for the Print Edition

In our time, beset by end-of-history threats of fanatical apocalyptic terrorism and by progressive everyday terrorism that millions suffer through globalization, Moltmann here uncovers the grace-filled beginnings of peace and the love of life that God is already making present to us and the whole creation.

—M. Douglas Meeks, Religious Studies Review

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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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