A Broad Place

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Fortress Press, 2008 - Religion - 406 pages
Jürgen Moltmann has marked the history of theology after the Second World War in Europe and North America like no other. He is the most widely read, quoted, and translated theologian of our time. Now, after Moltmann has celebrated his eightieth birthday, he looks back on a life engaged in forging a Christian response to the tumult and opportunities of our time. In this autobiography Moltmann tells his life story, from his Hamburg youth in an "alternative" parental home to the incomplete completion of the present moment, and he reflects on the journey of his own theological development and creativity. A wide-ranging document alert to the deeper currents of his time and ours, Moltmann's work is at the same time an entertaining reconsideration of a life full of intense experience and new beginnings. This autobiography will be widely read in the churches and the academy and will shed light on the intellectual development of this enormously influential theologian.

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About the author (2008)

Jürgen Moltmann is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Tubingen in Germany, and one of the most prominent and revered scholars in contemporary Christian theology. From 1963 to 1983, he was a member of the Faith and Order Committee of the World Council of Churches. He is the author of numerous influential books, including "The Theology of Hope", "The Crucified God", "The Way of Jesus Christ", "The Spirit of Life", and "The Coming of God", for which he was awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion in 2000.

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