Jürgen Moltmann

Authored by: Thomas R. Thompson

The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782173
eBook ISBN: 9780203387856
Adobe ISBN: 9781136677922

10.4324/9780203387856.ch21

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Abstract

Jürgen Moltmann is often dubbed the “theologian of hope” par excellence. With his publication of Theology of Hope (1964), Moltmann achieved swift notoriety for retrieving and making credible an eschatological orientation for the whole of theology. His subsequent elaboration of theological topics within this framework, especially in their Christological, trinitarian, and political dimensions, found resonance and influence in theologies worldwide. Globally speaking, Moltmann has become one of the best-known theologians of the last four decades, and one of the most influential in many theological quarters.

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