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.
Jürgen Moltmann is one of the most widely read theologians of our time and, fifty years after his first works, remains a leading thinker in Christian theology, political and ecological theology, and theology of hope. Among his most recent works are The Living God and the Fullness of Life (WCC Publications and Westminster John Knox Press), Sun of Righteousness, Arise! and the 40th-anniversary edition of The Crucified God.