By Dr Scott R Paeth
This e-book investigates the intersection of theology and social concept within the paintings of Jurgen Moltmann. particularly, it examines the way his idea of the 'Exodus Church' can light up the significance of the assumption of civil society for a Christian public theology. the concept that of civil society can relief in relocating from the narrower classification of 'political theology,' a time period used often through Moltmann to stress the church's public dedication, to a broader knowing of theology's public job, which takes under consideration the plurality of ends and associations inside society. the assumption of the Exodus Church allows deeper figuring out of Christian moral participation inside of a posh sleek society.
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His attributes cannot be expressed by negation of the sphere of the earthly, human, mortal and transient, but only in recalling and recounting the history of his promise. 9 Hope in the promises of God has thus, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, become a universal hope for all humanity and the cosmos. Furthermore, this hope extends, not only to the possibility of its fulfillment within the context of one or even a hundred thousand human lifetimes, but has as its horizon the possibility of fulfillment beyond death, since death itself is overcome in Jesus Christ.
Rather, the concomitant circumstances of epiphany actually take second place in Israel’s faith to “the call and the pointer to the future. With that, the concept of revelation found in the epiphany religions is transformed. ”3 Thus, even when they have come to occupy the land, Israel continues to be under threat, and the promise of a peaceable kingdom remains in the future for them. Their continuing relationship of covenant with Yahweh requires that they continue to look forward to its absolute fulfillment in reality, and thus they are kept continually in a state of expectation.
And the proclamation that is demanded is not one of acceptance of the world as it is but of expectation of the world as changed to the reflection of the crucified and resurrected one. This is not, it should be emphatically 19 Moltmann, On Human Dignity, 106–7. 20 Moltmann, Religion, Revolution, and the Future, 91. 21 Moltmann, Religion, Revolution and the Future, 91. 22 It should be noted that Moltmann’s critique of existentialist hermeneutic is a critique based upon what he sees as an insufficient, not a wholly invalid, hermeneutical approach.
Exodus Church and Civil Society (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology, and Biblical Studies) by Dr Scott R Paeth