Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Crucified God

Starting next semester here at the University of Tübingen is a Moltmann lecture course on ‘Der gekreuzigte Gott’ (The Crucified God).

*Does a little dance of joy*

If you want to hear my little tap-dance, then feel free to Skype me (christilling) and I’ll be glad to smug in your general direction for a while.

Actually, this book has helped me enourmously in thinking through the existential angst the grew up around my move away from Fundamentalism. Perhaps I’ll do a short podcast on what I mean by that.


At 9/28/2006 11:23 PM, Anonymous Shane Clifton said...

Yes, I am definately jealous. Along with theology of hope, that was one of the books that helped me fall in love with theology. Look forward to the podcast

At 9/29/2006 12:33 AM, Anonymous Volker said...

That sound's great! When are these lectures?
I just bought one of Moltmann's books that he had donated to my church...
Here are three interesting lectures on Käsemann:
20. Oktober 2006, Hörsaal Theologicum: Akademischer Studientag zum 100. Geburtstag von Prof. D. Ernst Käsemann D.D.
15 Uhr s.t.:
Vortrag Prof. Dr. Jan Rohls (München): "Der Ruf der Freiheit - Ernst Käsemanns Theologie im Kontext ihrer Zeit"
17 Uhr s.t.:
Vortrag Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kampmann (Tübingen): "Engagiert - positioniert - wagemutig: Ernst Käsemann und die verfasste evangelische Kirche"
20 Uhr c.t.:
Vortrag Bischof i.R. Dr. Walter Klaiber (Tübingen): "Gottes Gerechtigkeit und Gottes Herrschaft"

At 9/29/2006 12:43 AM, Anonymous One of Freedom said...

You lucky bastard!

Now I have to repent of my jealousy.

At 9/29/2006 12:55 AM, Anonymous John P. said...

do post on these lectures when the opportunity arises...i will settle for living vicariously through you!

At 9/29/2006 1:10 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

*evil laugh at Frank*

I'll try to post on these lectures, John. OK.

Volker, those lectures on Cheesy sound great! The details for Molty in the lecture book thingy:

2st., Di 15-17, 14-täglich (whatever that means)!

At 9/29/2006 1:19 AM, Anonymous byron smith said...

Wow, he's still lecturing. He hit 80 this year! Hope I'm that active at that age.

At 9/29/2006 2:12 AM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

You lucky chap! I hope you'll post plenty of details about the lectures.

At 9/29/2006 4:48 AM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

You know, you could always buy me plane fare to Germany to attend these lectures with you; just so you'll have some good company during the lectures, of course!

Then I would not be jealous at all, and all parties are happy . . . no?

At 9/29/2006 5:30 AM, Anonymous Isaac said...

even better than writing posts, record the lectures and post mp3s. please.

At 9/29/2006 11:10 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Dream on, TB

But I will either as Ben mentions (take plenty of notes) or, if possible, make a few mp3s, ala Isaac.

At 9/29/2006 6:18 PM, Anonymous Brian said...

I have read through the way of Jesus Christ and found that pretty interesting stuff so I bought theology of hope and the Spirit of Life.

Would you be able to confirm his having become a pentecostal via the influence of one of his students Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen the now leading pentecostal theologian in the world?

Definately when one reads Moltmann one has to leave one's fundametalism at the door if not abandon it all together.

At 9/29/2006 7:59 PM, Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

3 weeks after I arrived at seminary, Moltmann came and gave a series of endowed lectures. I was blown away--have been ever since.

In my first theology course, we were assigned _The Crucified God_. Again, I was blown away. Among MANY other things I learned from that incredible book was to think as a Trinitarian. Before this I had "accepted" the Trinity as a doctrine, but it held no emotional weight for me. But when Moltmann showed how the crucifixion could ONLY be understood in a Trinitarian perspective, I suddenly realized the IMPORTANCE of the Trinity and started exploring every book I could find on the subject, ancient and modern!

My bookshelves are now covered with Moltmann books. Among those who influenced me with whom I never got the chance to study personally, only John Howard Yoder has had a greater influence (and the two were dialogue partners).

I am definitely jealous of your opportunity to hear one of the 2-3 most brilliant theologians of the last hundred years. As a theological ethicist, I've always appreciated Moltmann's clear ability to refuse "ivory tower" theology and thoroughly relate every theological locus to our living witness to Jesus Christ in the world.

At 9/30/2006 12:09 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Brian,
"Would you be able to confirm his having become a pentecostal via the influence of one of his students Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen the now leading pentecostal theologian in the world?"

I cannot confirm this, I'm sorry. But I suspect not. I say this as I'm a regular at the only Pentecostal church, I think, in Tübingen, and I've heard nothing of the sort. I shall endeavor to find out while attending the lectures ...


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