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Experiences in Theology: Ways and Forms of Christian Theology
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Experiences in Theology: Ways and Forms of Christian Theology


Fortress Press 2000

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Theology always has been, and is for Jürgen Moltmann, not an abstract or otherworldly endeavor, but one nourished by, and responsive to, experiences in and with life itself. In this volume, the final in his series of Beiträge (systematic “contributions” to theology), Moltmann revisits the landmarks of his own theological journey. He examines those intersections of his own life with contemporary events that have kindled and impelled his theological thinking. The perspective of hope, the central moment in Moltmann’s thought, is freshly explained, while other basic theological themes and concepts are developed and interrelated.

But, more than that, Moltmann uses these theological tinders to spark the flames of the chief directions in liberating theological thought today—black, Latin American, Minjung, and feminist theologies—and the central motif of Trinity.

This volume not only introduces Moltmann’s theology, but it also utilizes the contemporary religious and political scene to incite the novice’s own theological reflection.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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

Key Features

  • Revisits the landmarks of Jürgen Moltmann’s theological journey
  • Discusses the chief direction in liberating theological thought today
  • Utilizes the contemporary religious and political scene to incite theological reflection


  • What is Theology?
  • Hermeneutics of Hope
  • Mirror Images of Liberating Theology
  • The ‘Broad Place’ of the Trinity

Praise for the Print Edition

Moltmann’s systematic work thrives on the cutting edge of Christian theology. . . . It will challenge and stimulate a whole generation of theologians to work at theology in different and more comprehensive ways.

—M. Douglas Meeks, Vanderbilt Divinity School

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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.