Hopefully tomorrow I will start posting outlines of Moltmann’s works, starting with The Crucified God. These will be nothing fancy, just lightly edited and adapted entries from my academic journal. I’m hopeful that if formatted properly they will stimulate some interesting conversation. In anticipation of that, here is a quote I found quite moving:
Anyone who does not put himself to the test is hardly tried or tested at all. Only when, with all the understanding and consistency he possesses, a man follows Christ along the way of self-emptying into non-identity, does he encounter contradiction, resistance and opposition. Only when he leaves behind the circle of those who share and reinforce his opinions in the church, to go out into the anonymity of slums and peace movements, in a society ‘where the absence of peace is organized’, is he tempted and tested, inwardly and outwardly. Then the crisis inevitably comes, in which the identity of that for which he involves and commits himself comes into question, and a decision has to be made about it .