The Spirit Of Life

The Spirit Of Life

by Jurgen Moltman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800634241

ISBN-13: 9780800634247

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Moltmann, "the foremost Protestant theologian in the world" (Church Times), brings his characteristic audacity to this traditional topic and cuts to the heart of the matter with a simple identification: What we experience every day as the spirit of life is the spirit of God. Such considerations give Moltmann's treatment of the different aspects of life in the…  See more details below

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Moltmann, "the foremost Protestant theologian in the world" (Church Times), brings his characteristic audacity to this traditional topic and cuts to the heart of the matter with a simple identification: What we experience every day as the spirit of life is the spirit of God. Such considerations give Moltmann's treatment of the different aspects of life in the Spirit a verve and vitality that are concrete and existential.

Veteran readers will find here a rich and subtle extension of Moltmann's trinitarian and christological works, even as he makes bold use of key insights from feminist and ecological theologies, from recent attention to embodiment, and from charismatic movements. Newcomers will find a fascinating entrée into the heart of his work: the transformative potential of the future.
"Moltmann develops a theology of the Holy Spirit that links the Christian community's experience of the Spirit to the sanctification and liberation of life. He brilliantly displays the ecological and political significance of Christian belief in the Trinity."
—Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School

Author Biography:
Jürgen Moltmann is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Among his other works: The Trinity and the Kingdom of God (1981), God in Creation (1985), The Way of Jesus Christ (1990), and The Coming of God (1996).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634247
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
942,640
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Translator's Note
Introduction: Approaches in Pneumatology Today1
1. The Ecumenical and Pentecostal Invitation to the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit3
2. Overcoming the False Alternative between Divine Revelation and Human Experience of the Holy Spirit5
3. The Discovery of the Cosmic Breadth of the Divine Spirit8
4. The Question about the Personhood of the Holy Spirit10
Pt. 1Experiences of the Spirit
IExperience of Life - Experience of God17
1Dimensions of Experience18
2Experience Subjectified and Methodologized in Modern Times: God in the Determining Subject28
3Immanent Transcendence: God in All Things31
IIHistorical Experience of the Spirit39
1Spirit - the Divine Energy of Life40
2God's Presence in the Spirit Among His People43
3God's Spirit and His Shekinah47
4Messianic Expectations of the Spirit51
IIITrinitarian Experience of the Spirit58
1The Christ of the Spirit: the Spirituality of Jesus60
2The Spirit of Christ: the Spirituality of the Community of his People65
3Trinitarian Mutuality between God's Spirit and His Son71
4The Expectation of the Spirit in Hoping and Lamenting73
Pt. 2Life in the Spirit
IVThe Spirit of Life83
1Spirituality or Vitality?83
2The Conflict between the 'Spirit' and the 'Flesh'86
3The Gnostic Misunderstanding of the Apocalyptic Conflict89
4New Vitality: Life against Death94
VThe Liberation for Life99
1Experience of God as Experience of Liberation: Exodus and Resurrection99
2The Modern Alternative: God or Freedom?105
3Spirit that Liberates for Life114
4The Experience of Freedom as Experience of God: The Lord is the Spirit120
VIThe Justification of Life123
1The Justification of Sinners: General or Specific?124
2The Righteousness and Justice of God which Creates Justice for Victims129
3The Justifying Righteousness and Justice of God for the Perpetrators132
4The Rectifying Righteousness and Justice of God for Structures138
5The Spirit as Judge142
VIIThe Rebirth to Life144
1Biblical Interpretations145
2The Discussion in Systematic Theology147
3Personal Experience in Regeneration: incipit vita nova153
4The Experience of God in Regeneration: the Spirit as the Mother of Life157
VIIIThe Sanctification of Life161
1Justification and Sanctification in Luther and Wesley163
2Sanctification Today171
3The Sanctifying God174
4The Holy Life175
5The Holy Spirit as the Power of Life and the Space for Living177
IXThe Charismatic Powers of Life180
1The Charismatic Vitality of the New Life181
2Speaking with Tongues185
3The Awakening of Charismatic Experience186
4The Healing of the Sick188
5The Charisma of the Handicapped Life192
6Everyone according to his Abilities, Everyone according to his Needs193
7The Holy Spirit as Source of Energy and Field of Force195
XTheology of Mystical Experience198
1Action and Meditation199
2Meditation and Contemplation202
3Contemplation and Mysticism205
4Mysticism and Martyrdom208
5The Vision of the World in God211
Pt. 3The Fellowship and Person of the Spirit
XIThe Fellowship of the Spirit217
1Experience of the Spirit - Experience of Fellowship217
2Christianity in the Fellowship of the Spirit229
3The Theology of the Social Experience of God248
XIIThe Personhood of the Spirit268
1Metaphors for the Experience of the Spirit269
2The Streaming Personhood of the Divine Spirit285
3The Trinitarian Personhood of the Holy Spirit289
Veni Creator Spiritus310
Notes312
Index of Names347
Index of Confessions, Creeds and other Documents354
Index of Biblical References355

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