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Jürgen Moltmann's Ethics of Hope

Eschatological Possibilities For Moral Action, 1st Edition

By Timothy Harvie


238 pages

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This book develops a thorough account of the sphere of human moral action in sustained dialogue with Jürgen Moltmann. By examining God's role as promise-giver, particularly in the Christian understanding of resurrection, this work describes the occupancy of both history and space in moral terms. This leads to an understanding of Jesus' description of 'the kingdom of God' to feature prominently in describing both the possibility and content of human moral action. By offering an account of each of the main doctrines found in Moltmann's corpus - the role of the future, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, and anthropology - this book locates how each contributes to the understanding of ethics from a Christian perspective and subsequently applies these findings to the contemporary issue of poverty and global economics.


'… there can be little doubt that those interested in exploring a rich theological foundation for Christian ethics will find much here of value.' Per Crucem ad Lucem blog 'Harvie offers an important contribution to the understanding of Moltmann’s theological project. Now that Moltmann’s Ethik der Hoffnung has been published, it will be instructive to see how well Harvie’s insights into Moltmann’s thought are reflected in Moltmann’s own project, as well as how much Moltmann may owe Harvie in enabling him to clarify the theological basis of his ethical thought.' International Journal of Public Theology ’…an appealing and absorbing examination of the ethical implications Moltmann’s theological project. For the uninitiated, Harvie provides a superb look at Moltmann’s theology in the first part of the study, specifically the roles of divine promise and eschatological hope…If you’re into Moltmann or ethics from a modern Christian theological perspective, then I would heartily recommend this volume.’ Diglotting

About the Author

Timothy Harvie is an independent scholar based in Canada.

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RELIGION / General