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The Way of Jesus Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions
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The Way of Jesus Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions


Fortress Press 1993

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Jürgen Moltmann discusses how the “the way of Christ” is presented as a symbol that embodies process. The symbol encompasses Christ’s way from his birth in the Spirit and his baptism in the Spirit to his self-surrender on Golgotha. It makes it possible to understand the path of Christ as the way leading from his resurrection to his parousia—the way he takes in the Spirit to Israel, to the nations, and into the breadth and depth of the cosmos.

This symbol makes us aware that every human Christology is historically conditioned and limited. Every human Christology is a “Christology of the way,”not yet a “Christology of the home country;” a Christology of fait, not yet a Christology of sight. So Christology is no more than the beginning of eschatology; and eschatology, as the Christian faith understands it, is always the consummation of Christology.

He asserts that every way is an invitation. It is something to be followed. “The way of Jesus Christ” is not merely a Christological category. It is an ethical category as well. Anyone who enters upon Christ’s way will discover who Jesus really is; and anyone who really believes in Jesus and the Christ of God will follow him along the way he himself took. Christology and christopraxis find one another in the full and completed knowledge of Christ. This Christology links dogmatics and ethics in closer detail than in the previous volumes.

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Key Features

  • Discusses “The way of Jesus Christ” as a Christological and ethical category
  • Links dogmatics and ethics in close detail
  • Presents “the way of Christ” as a symbol that embodies process


  • The Messianic Perspective
  • Trends and Trasmutations in Christology
  • The Messianic Mission of Christ
  • The Apocalyptic Sufferings of Christ
  • The Eschatological Resurrection of Christ
  • The Cosmic Christ
  • The Parousia of Christ

Praise for the Print Edition

An event—this study of ‘Christology in messianic dimensions’ has a massive strength which will secure its place alongside Moltmann’s earlier book. . . This book has a unity and a freshness which will make it a must for fans and a possibility for novices.

Church Times

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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.