Experiences in Theology: Ways and Forms of Christian Theology
Fortress Press - 392 pages
Theology always has been (and is for Moltmann) not an abstract or otherworldly endeavor but one nourished by, and responsive to, experiences in and with life itself. In this volume, the final in his series of systematic "contributions" to theology, Moltmann looks ahead from the landmarks of his own theological journey. He searches out those intersections of his own life with contemporary events that have kindled and impelled his theological thinking (part 1). The perspective of hope, the central moment in Moltmann's thought, is freshly explained, while other basic theological themes and concepts are developed and interrelated (part 2).
But more than that, Moltmann uses these theological tinders to spark the flames of the chief directions in liberating theological thought today -- black, Latin American, Minjung, and feminist theologies -- (part 3) and the central motif of Trinity (part 4).
This volume not only introduces Moltmann's theology, it also utilizes the contemporary religious and political scene to incite ones own theological reflection.
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6 Counterimages counterhistories and counterworlds of subversive talk about God
the faithcreating word
The two sides of oppression
Black theology for whites
2 African slavery 15181888 and the building of the modern world of the West
3 Marcus Mosiah Garvey 18871940 and the Back to Africa movement
4 Malcolm X 19251965 and black separation
How does someone become a true theologian? Suffering from God and delight in God
Theology of history
3 The discernment of God in history
4 Knowing God forgetting God
5 A modern end of history?
I believe so that I may understand Credo ut intelligam
hope become wise docta spes
3 The reasonableness of love intellectus amoris
4 Is Christian theology revealed theology?
1 Natural theology as the presupposition for Christian theology
2 Natural theology as the goal of Christian theology
3 Christian theology itself is the true natural theology
4 Natural theology as a task for Christian theology
The logic of promise
2 Promise not prophecy
3 The covenant oath
4 Promise makes Gods future present
5 Promise opens up history in the possibilities of God
6 A critique of the Reformation concept of promissio
7 The real promise of creation
2 Historical hermeneutics of the future
3 The hermeneutics of the Bibles promissory history
I What makes writings holy scriptures?
2 Is the Bible the Word of God or a human testimony of faith?
5 The Spirit of life as the real interpreter
4 The biblical texts as furthering life
2 The principle of analogy
3 The play of metaphors
4 Negative or apophatic theology
unlike knows unlike
5 Martin Luther King 19291968 and American integration
6 James Cone and black theology
Latin American liberation theology for the First World
2 The exploitation of a continent and the building up of the Western world
3 The preferential option for the poor the option for Christ
4 Historical liberation and eschatological redemption
5 The Roman fight against liberation theology
Minjung theology for the ruling classes
2 Jesus and the people ochlos in the Gospel of Mark
3 Messiah and minjung
4 Who is the suffering servant of Goa?
5 We are the people in democracy and church
Feminist theology for men
facts and interpretations
3 The Bible and patriarchy
4 Patriarchy and the church
5 The liberation of the man from the patriarchal God complex
1 If praxis is the criterion of theory what is the criterion of praxis?
2 If the crucified people are to redeem the world who then redeems the people?
3 If the goal of liberation is to make the people the determining subject of their own history what is the goal of that history?
4 Does liberation theology lead to the liberation of the poor and women from Christian theology?
I Believe in the triune God
2 The trinitarian history of God
From the historical hope in Gods promise to the spatial experience of Gods indwelling
The unity of the Trinity the concept of perichoresis
Trinitarian experience of God
The trinitarian experience of fellowship
The Trinity is our social programme
The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom Science and Widsom
Index of Names