Wednesday, 7 June 2006

Moltmann and the pilgrimage of love

The good people at Oxford University Press kindly sent me a complimentary copy of Joy Ann McDougall’s new book, Pilgrimage of Love: Moltmann on the Trinity and Christian Life, to review for the Jürgen Moltmann email list.

So I’ve written a 1000-word review of the book, which you can read if you’re a member of the list (and if you’re not a member, you might want to join—it’s really one of the best theological lists around).

Here’s an excerpt from my review:

“While Geiko Müller-Fahrenholz has influentially argued that the heart of Moltmann’s theology is the theme of liberation, McDougall mounts a compelling argument that Moltmann’s whole theology is best understood as a theology of love centred on the trinitarian fellowship. This idea of loving trinitarian fellowship, she argues, is not just a recurring motif in Moltmann’s work, but it provides ‘the doctrinal structuring principle for his entire theology’. McDougall’s study thus offers an illuminating account of the theological centrality of the love of God, and a valuable new hermeneutic for reading Moltmann’s entire theological project.”

2 Comments:

joshua said...

thanks for the link to this review. i had joy last semester for my theology of moltmann course and she is a great young moltmann scholar. i am excited about the work she is doing on sin as well. anyone interested in moltmann should read her book.

kim fabricius said...

Blast! It's out only in hardback!

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