Jesus Christ For Today's World / Edition 1

Jesus Christ For Today's World / Edition 1

by Jurgen Moltmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800628179

ISBN-13: 9780800628178

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Jürgen Moltmann formulates necessary questions about the significance of Jesus the Christ for persons today. He offers a compelling portrait of the earthly Jesus as the divine brother in our distress and suffering and points to the risen Christ as the warrant for the "future in which God will restore everything . . . and gather everything into his kingdom."…  See more details below

Overview

Jürgen Moltmann formulates necessary questions about the significance of Jesus the Christ for persons today. He offers a compelling portrait of the earthly Jesus as the divine brother in our distress and suffering and points to the risen Christ as the warrant for the "future in which God will restore everything . . . and gather everything into his kingdom." Urging that acknowledgment of Christ and discipleship are two sides of the same coin, Moltmann contends that the question of Jesus Christ for today is not just an intellectual one. Moltmann takes fresh approaches to a number of crucial topics: Jesus and the kingdom of God, the passion of Christ and the pain of God, Jesus as brother of the tortured, and the resurrection of Christ as hope for the world, the cosmic Christ, Jesus in Jewish- Christian dialogue, the future of God, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800628178
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Works of Jurgen Moltmann Series
Edition description:
1st Fortress Press ed
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
673,296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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Table of Contents

Who is Christ for Us Today?1
IJesus and the Kingdom of God7
1The kingdom of God and Jesus7
2'The kingdom of God': biblical perspectives8
3Some theological clarifications19
4First the kingdom of God24
IIThe Passion of Christ and the Pain of God30
1Suffering and the question about God30
2The passion of Christ31
3The theology of the cross36
4The practice of discipleship of the cross45
IIIThe Anxiety of Christ50
1Fear and hope50
2The anxiety of Christ53
3'Release us from our anguish...'54
IVThe Tortured Christ58
1What makes people torture?58
2The tortured Christ is the brother of the tortured64
3The risen Christ is the judge of the torturers67
4Resistance against torture69
VThe Resurrection of Christ - Hope for the World71
1The special character of the resurrection faith73
2The resurrection in the perspective of history76
3History in the perspective of the resurrection79
4Resurrection in the perspective of nature82
VIThe Cosmic Christ88
1Christ after Chernobyl88
2The cosmic Christ and early Christian tradition90
3An outline for a differentiated cosmic christology94
4Christ - the driving force of evolution?99
5Political and spiritual consequences106
VIIJesus between Jews and Christians108
1The messianic perspective109
2Jesus in Jewish-Christian dialogue109
VIII'Behold I Make All Things New': The Great Invitation130
1God comes to the world to renew it: biblical perspectives132
2God's future and his righteousness: some theological questions and answers138
3The gospel of God's future145
Notes148
Index of Names151

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