Jesus Christ For Today's World / Edition 1

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J├╝rgen 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800628178
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Series: Works of Jurgen Moltmann Series
  • Edition description: 1st Fortress Press ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 1,378,135
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Who is Christ for Us Today? 1
I Jesus and the Kingdom of God 7
1 The kingdom of God and Jesus 7
2 'The kingdom of God': biblical perspectives 8
3 Some theological clarifications 19
4 First the kingdom of God 24
II The Passion of Christ and the Pain of God 30
1 Suffering and the question about God 30
2 The passion of Christ 31
3 The theology of the cross 36
4 The practice of discipleship of the cross 45
III The Anxiety of Christ 50
1 Fear and hope 50
2 The anxiety of Christ 53
3 'Release us from our anguish...' 54
IV The Tortured Christ 58
1 What makes people torture? 58
2 The tortured Christ is the brother of the tortured 64
3 The risen Christ is the judge of the torturers 67
4 Resistance against torture 69
V The Resurrection of Christ - Hope for the World 71
1 The special character of the resurrection faith 73
2 The resurrection in the perspective of history 76
3 History in the perspective of the resurrection 79
4 Resurrection in the perspective of nature 82
VI The Cosmic Christ 88
1 Christ after Chernobyl 88
2 The cosmic Christ and early Christian tradition 90
3 An outline for a differentiated cosmic christology 94
4 Christ - the driving force of evolution? 99
5 Political and spiritual consequences 106
VII Jesus between Jews and Christians 108
1 The messianic perspective 109
2 Jesus in Jewish-Christian dialogue 109
VIII 'Behold I Make All Things New': The Great Invitation 130
1 God comes to the world to renew it: biblical perspectives 132
2 God's future and his righteousness: some theological questions and answers 138
3 The gospel of God's future 145
Notes 148
Index of Names 151
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