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Jürgen Moltmann

German Reformed theologian
Christian identity can be understood only as an act of identification with the crucified Christ, to the extent to which one has accepted the proclamation that in him God has identified himself with the godless and those abandoned by God.

Jürgen Moltmann (born 8. April 1926 in Hamburg) is a German Reformed theologian and Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen.

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  • One cannot grasp freedom in faith without hearing simultaneously the categorical imperative: One must serve through bodily, social and political obedience the liberation of the suffering creation out of real affliction. ... Consequently, the missionary proclamation of the cross of the Resurrected One is not an opium of the people which intoxicates and incapacitates, but the ferment of new freedom. It leads to the awaking of that revolt which, in the "power of the resurrection" ... follows the categorical imperative to overthrow all conditions in which man is a being who labors and is heavily laden,
    • "Toward a Political Hermeneutics of the Gospel," Union Seminary Quarterly Review, vol. 23, no. 4 (Summer 1968), pp. 313-314, as quoted in Black Theology and Black Power (1969), p. 37
  • Christian identity can be understood only as an act of identification with the crucified Christ, to the extent to which one has accepted the proclamation that in him God has identified himself with the godless and those abandoned by God.
    • The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ As the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology (1973), p. 20

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