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The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life
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The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life


Fortress Press 1997

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Directly, simply, and forcefully, Jürgen Moltmann presents his reflections on the Spirit and the spiritual life that were the essence of his prior book, The Spirit of Life. In this short, accessible work, he combines a deep personal faith with admirable learning and experience.

Moltmann views the Holy Spirit as the power of new life, which enlivens body and soul, spirit and mind. In the Holy Spirit we experience the presence of God, community among people, as well as between humans and all created living things on earth.

Beginning with his experiences as a prisoner of war, Moltmann anchors his reflections in a theology of life—and the Spirit as renewer of life—which ties biblical perspectives to contemporary manifestations, hope to holiness, creation to community, and spirituality to prayer. Moltmann at his best, this little theology stimulates the experience of the Holy Spirit in one's own life.

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

Key Features

  • Combines a deep personal faith with learning and experience
  • Ties biblical perspectives to contemporary manifestations
  • Stimulates the experience of the Holy Spirit in one’s own life


  • Wrestling with God
  • The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life
  • Born Again to a Living Hope
  • A Meditation on Hope
  • The Sanctification of Life
  • Charismatic Powers of Life
  • Life’s New Spirituality
  • In the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit
  • There is Enough for Everyone
  • ‘. . . And Thou Renewest the Face of the Earth’
  • What Are We Doing When We Pray?

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.