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God for a Secular Society: The Public Relevance of Theology
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God for a Secular Society: The Public Relevance of Theology


Fortress Press 1999

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In this masterful analysis of the religious and political dilemmas at the end of the modern age, world-renowned theologian Jürgen Moltmann assays the vaulting dreams and colossal failures of our time. He asks how we came to this point, and he argues strenuously for Christian discipleship and public theology that take sides. In both critical and creative ways he advances the specific relevance of Christian messianic hope to today’s thorniest political, economic, and ecological questions—including human rights, environmental rights, globalization, market capitalism, fundamentalisms, and Jewish-Christian relations—and the deeper values contested therein.

In a world reeling between utopia and disaster, Moltmann passionately and provocatively shows how Christian discipleship, through engagement and solidarity, can blaze a redemptive path.

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Key Features

  • Analyzes religious and political dilemmas at the end of the modern age
  • Argues for Christian discipleship and public theology that take sides
  • Explains how Christian discipleship can blaze a redemptive path


  • Theology in the Project of Modernity
  • Covenant or Leviathan? Political Theology at the Beginning of Modern Times
  • Political Theology and the Theology of Liberation
  • Christian Faith in the Changing Values of the Modern World
  • The Destruction and Liberation of the Earth: Ecological Theology
  • Human Rights–Rights of Humanity–Rights of the Earth
  • The Knowing of the Other and the Community of the Different
  • Freedom in Community between Globalization and Individualism: Market Value and Human Dignity
  • The Pit–Where Was God? Jewish and Christian Theology after Auschwitz
  • Protestantism: ‘The Religion of Freedom’
  • Liberalism and Fundamentalism in the Modern Era
  • Dialogue or Mission? Christianity and the Religions in an Endangered Word
  • Theology for the Church and the Kingdom of God in the Modern University

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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.