Faculty of Theology presents literary exhibition of the works of Prof Jürgen Moltmann

Posted on April 05, 2017

The Faculty of Theology, in cooperation with the Merensky 2 Library, has begun a year-long series of literary exhibitions that highlight significant events, individuals and publications related to the Faculty's 1917–2017 centenary celebration.

The current exhibition, featuring world-renowned theologian Prof Jürgen Moltmann and his major works, can be found on Level 3 of the Merensky 2 Library and will run until 18 April.

Jürgen Moltmann is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen in Germany. He has made significant contributions to a number of areas of Christian theology, including systematic theology, eschatology, ecclesiology, political theology, Christology, pneumatology, and the theology of creation.

Heavily influenced by Karl Barth's theology, Hegel's philosophy of history and Ernst Bloch's philosophy of hope, Prof Moltmann developed his own form of liberation theology predicated on the view that God suffers with humanity, while also promising humanity a better future through the hope of the Resurrection. He has labelled this a 'theology of hope'. Much of his work has been to develop the implications of these ideas for various areas of theology. His two most famous works are Theology of hope and The crucified God

Themes and the dates for future exhibitions include the following:

  • South African Theologians: 2–31 May
  • Centenary Celebrations: 3 July–11 August
  • History of the Book: 1–27 September

Please take a moment to visit the library, where you can interact with the display elements and immerse yourself in the festivities as we recognise the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria and its unique contribution to the development of the African church.

- Author Petronel Fourie

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