Moltmann’s Historic PreMillennialism…

Jürgen Moltmann (b. 1926) is “without a doubt one of the three or four most widely read and influential of twentieth-century- and early-twenty-first-century theologians” (Thiselton). I recently wrote a paper that ended up exploring a bit of his eschatological...

The Molt on the Cross

It’s Good Friday… and Sunday is coming. I’ve long somewhat “struggled” with Good Friday because I’ve observed that many of our services tend to imply that we should pretend that the Resurrection hasn’t happened. And I get it....

The Molt on Joy in Nearness to God…

I finally picked up a copy of Thiselton’s book on the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today. Interestingly, Thiselton lists the Molt as one of the major theologians of this century. The more I read the Molt, the...

On the Molt’s Crucicentric Oversimplification

Years ago, when I first started reading the Molt, I started with his infamous The Crucified God. The following quote stood out: “If it is true that the inner criterion of whether or not Christian theology is Christian lies in the crucified Christ, we come back...

How does the Molt think about Jesus and the Kingdom?

I have a lot of academic interest in Christology and the Kingdom of God. Much of the reading I’ve been doing lately is related to how the two subjects tend to fit together. The Molt has a fascinating statement concerning Jesus and the kingdom: “The kingdom...