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WCC to host lecture and book launch by Jürgen Moltmann

WCC to host lecture and book launch by Jürgen Moltmann

Prof. Dr Jürgen Moltmann at the Ecumenical Center, on January 2016. Photo: Marianne Ejdersten/WCC

20 November 2019

The WCC invites partners, friends, media and interested public to a lecture and book signing by Prof. Dr Jürgen Moltmann on 2 December.

At the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva at 10.00 am, Moltmann will speak on “The Spirit of Truth,” and his most recent book, Hope in These Troubled Times.

One of the most widely read theologians of our time, and fifty years after his first works, Moltmann remains a leading thinker in Christian theology, political and ecological theology, and the theology of hope.

The event will give space to questions from the audience and will be followed by a book-signing and informal reception.

No advance registration required.

The event will be livestreamed, at www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/videos/livestream

About Hope in These Troubled Times

In a time when hope itself seems challenged, even naïve, esteemed theologian Jürgen Moltmann offers a frank assessment of the dangers that confront humanity, and he traces our steepest problems to assumptions behind the modern worldview. But he also explores the root and character of Christian hope, and he envisions the form and shape of a life-affirming spirituality, one that can inform and enliven Christian faith in imperiled times.

In chapters composed over the last five years, Moltmann includes specific discussions of the ecological crisis, the encounter of world religions, terror and violence, social justice and compassion, as well as rethinking foundational philosophical and theological questions, particularly of God, creation, and being human, in light of these challenges.

50 years after Theology of Hope, Jürgen Moltmann's vision continues to inspire (WCC press release of 3 February 2016)