Jürgen Moltmann Quotes

Jürgen Moltmann Quotes

Judgement immobilizes, only hopeful love leaves an opening for God's alternative future.

Totally without hope one cannot live. To live without hope is to cease to live. Hell is hopelessness. It is no accident that above the entrance to Dante's hell is the inscription: "Leave behind all hope, you who enter here.

Resistance is the protest of those who hope, and hope is the feast of the people who resist.

The freedom to talk with God and of God is being opened by God's joy. It cannot be forced. For true awareness cannot be coercive; it does not come about by either authoritarian pressure or the force of logic. It presupposes liberty. Being aware of God is an art and-if the term may be permitted-a noble game.

God does not suffer out of deficiency of being, like created beings. To this extent he is 'apathetic'. But he suffers from the love which is the superabundance and overflowing of his being. In so far he is 'pathetic'.

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