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'Moltmann’s Crucified God'

Mostert, Christiaan (2013) 'Moltmann’s Crucified God'. Journal of Reformed Theology, 7 (2). pp. 160-180. ISSN 1872-5163


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Forty years ago Jürgen Moltmann published 'The Crucified God', which set the cat among a few theological pigeons. In the face of the history of suffering in the world, Moltmann argued that we must speak of God ‘within earshot of the dying Jesus’. In the process he argues against the understanding of God, the immanent Trinity, as impassible. Having been sympathetic to Moltmann’s view, the author now raises some questions against it. Apart from the lack of a clear agreed meaning of impassibility (apatheia), the protagonists on each side of the question disagree fundamentally on the meaning of God’s transcendence and the abundance of God’s eternal ‘life’.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Cross, (im)passibility, Moltmann, suffering, transcendence.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
Depositing User: Rev Prof Christiaan Mostert
Date Deposited: 01 May 2014 04:22
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 01:03
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1421

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