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Pilgrimage of love [electronic resource] : Moltmann on the Trinity and Christian life /
Joy Ann McDougall.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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xiv, 207 p.
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0195177053 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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0195177053 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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The return of the Trinitarian God of love -- The dialectic of crucified and creative love in Moltmann's early theology -- The relational ontology of love in the messianic theology -- A social Trinitarian theology of the human person -- The human pilgrimage in the messianic life of faith -- Toward a contemporary Trinitarian theology of love.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-199) and index.
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"A creative new interpretation of Moltmann's theology. ...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." --J"ugen Moltmann List
"A creative new interpretation of Moltmann's theology. ...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." --J"ugen Moltmann List "Pilgrimmage of Love is remarkable for its combination of consistent sympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetrating analysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's reading stresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them by showing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. At the same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistent throughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combination allows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann's Trinitarian thought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well as original."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, Yale Divinity School "With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, Joy McDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of the cross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the Holy Spirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of the best studies we have of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need to be asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians today are realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Wabash College "McDougall does an exceptional job displaying the 'logic' of Moltmann's work using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love, the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set of doctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--to re-focus the whole of his theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, very careful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout, pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School
"A creative new interpretation of Moltmann's theology. ...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." --J"ugen Moltmann List "Pilgrimmage of Love is remarkable for its combination of consistent sympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetrating analysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's reading stresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them by showing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. At the same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistent throughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combination allows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann's Trinitarian thought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well as original."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, Yale Divinity School "With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, Joy McDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of the cross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the Holy Spirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of the best studies we have of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need to be asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians today are realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Wabash College "McDougall does an exceptional job displayingthe 'logic' of Moltmann's work using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love, the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set of doctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--to re-focus the whole of his theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, very careful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout, pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School
"A creative new interpretation of Moltmann's theology. ...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." --J"ugen Moltmann List "Pilgrimmage of Love is remarkable for its combination of consistent sympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetrating analysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's reading stresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them by showing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. At the same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistent throughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combination allows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann's Trinitarian thought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well as original."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, Yale Divinity School "With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, Joy McDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of the cross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the Holy Spirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of the best studies we have of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need to be asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians today are realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, WabashCollege "McDougall does an exceptional job displaying the 'logic' of Moltmann's work using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love, the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set of doctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--to re-focus the whole of his theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, very careful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout, pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School
"A creative new interpretation of Moltmann's theology. ...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." -- J="ugen Moltmann List " Pilgrimmage of Love is remarkable for its combination of consistent sympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetrating analysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's reading stresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them by showing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. At the same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistent throughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combination allows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann's Trinitarian thought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well as original."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, Yale Divinity School "With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, Joy McDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of the cross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the Holy Spirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of the best studies we have of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need to be asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians today are realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Wabash College "McDougall does an exceptional job displaying the 'logic' of Moltmann's work using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love, the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set of doctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--to re-focus the whole of his theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, very careful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout, pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School
"A creative new interpretation of Moltmann's theology. ...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." --J="ugen Moltmann List "Pilgrimmage of Loveis remarkable for its combination of consistent sympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetrating analysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's reading stresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them by showing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. At the same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistent throughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combination allows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann's Trinitarian thought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well as original."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, Yale Divinity School "With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, Joy McDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of the cross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the Holy Spirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of the best studies we have of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need to be asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians today are realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Wabash College "McDougall does an exceptional job displaying the 'logic' of Moltmann's work using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love, the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set of doctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--to re-focus the whole of his theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, very careful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout, pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School
"McDougall does an exceptional job displaying the 'logic' of Moltmann's work using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love, the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set of doctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--tore-focus the whole of his theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, very careful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout, pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Theology, University ofChicago Divinity School
"McDougall does an exceptional job displaying the 'logic' of Moltmann'swork using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love,the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set ofdoctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--to re-focus the whole ofhis theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, verycareful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout,pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner,Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School
"Pilgrimmage of Love is remarkable for its combination of consistent sympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetrating analysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's reading stresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them byshowing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. At the same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistent throughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combination allows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann'sTrinitarian thought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well as original."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, Yale Divinity School
"Pilgrimmage of Love is remarkable for its combination of consistentsympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetratinganalysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's readingstresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them byshowing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. Atthe same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistentthroughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combinationallows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann's Trinitarianthought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well asoriginal."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, YaleDivinity School
"Pilgrimmage of Love is remarkable for its combination of consistent sympathy for Moltmann's theological intentions, consistently penetrating analysis and critique, and unfailing even-handedness. McDougall's reading stresses the changes in Moltmann's Trinitarian thought, clarifying them by showing what theological interests led him to modify earlier formulations. At the same time, her reading brings out themes that are constant and consistent throughout the development of Moltmann's Trinitarian theology. The combination allows her to focus sharply on important features of Moltmann's Trinitarian thought that continue to be problematic. This book is important as well as original."--David H. Kelsey, Weigle Professor of Theology Emeritus, Yale Divinity School "With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, Joy McDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of the cross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the Holy Spirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of the best studies we have of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need to be asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians today are realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Wabash College "McDougall does an exceptional job displaying the 'logic' of Moltmann's work using a variety of thematic keys--the historical trajectory of divine love, the distinction between immanent and economic trinity, and the shifting set of doctrinal topics that Moltmann uses from book to book--tore-focus the whole of his theological vision. The interpretations of Moltmann are eminently fair, very careful and nuanced. Yet McDougall maintains her own critical voice throughout, pushing Moltmann's position in directions it has yet to go."--Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School
"With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, Joy McDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of the cross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the Holy Spirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of thebest studies we have of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need to be asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians today are realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette DistinguishedProfessor in the Humanities, Wabash College
"With clear prose, careful scholarship, and respectful criticism, JoyMcDougall taces the shift central to Moltmann's theology: from a theology of thecross to a social doctrine of the Trinity with and enriched account of the HolySpirit. In the process, she has produced not only one of the best studies wehave of Moltmann but also much original reflection on the questions we need tobe asking about the Triune God, who stands, as more and more theologians todayare realizing, at the heart of Christian faith."--William C. Placher, Charles D.and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, WabashCollege
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Joy McDougall focuses on one of the most interesting Christian debates in the new century - the significance of the doctrine of the Trinity to the Christian concept of God and to the life of faith, concentrating on the work of Jurgen Moltmann.
Long Description
In Pilgrimage of Love Joy Ann McDougall offers an original reading and critical analysis of German Protestant theologian Jurgen Moltmann's social trinitarian theology. She identifies the driving theological impulses, methodological convictions, and practical concerns that shape the author's evolving trinitarian vision. She uncovers the narrative of divine love in Moltmann's early trilogy and shows how its conceptual trajectory shifts and deepens in his six-volume Systematic Contributions to Theology. Building on her analysis, McDougall advances a compelling case for the concept of trinitarian fellowship as the structuring theological principle in Moltmann's later work. She demonstrates how this concept of divine love unifies the author's theological anthropology, theology of grace, and the practices of the life of faith. Finally, she shows how this "social trinitarian analogy of fellowship" serves as an elastic rule of faith in the personal, political, and ecclesial realms of human existence. While McDougall highlights the prophetic potential of Moltmann's trinitarian theology for Christian praxis, she also challenges the author's underdeveloped doctrine of sin and theory of theological language. Pilgrimage of Love offers one of the first comprehensive interpretations of Moltmann's mature trinitarian theology. It introduces, systematizes, and clarifies the thought of one of the most significant Protestant theologians at the turn of the twenty-first century. This study will be an invaluable resource on Moltmann's thought for scholars of modern Protestant theology, and for all those interested in the current renaissance of trinitarian theology.
Long Description
This book engages one of the liveliest theological debates at the turn of the twenty-first century: the significance of the doctrine of the Trinity to the Christian concept of God and to its life of faith. Juergen Moltmann's social trinitarian theology constitutes the most substantial Protestant contribution to this debate. In this book, Joy McDougall offers a reading of Moltmann's major theological writings over the past thirty years from his first major book, The Theology ofHope, to the present, tracing the development of Moltmann's doctrine of the Trinity and its implications for ethics broadly understood.
Main Description
In Pilgrimage of Love Joy Ann McDougall offers an original reading and critical analysis of German Protestant theologian J rgen Moltmann's social trinitarian theology. She identifies the driving theological impulses, methodological convictions, and practical concerns that shape the author's evolving trinitarian vision. She uncovers the narrative of divine love in Moltmann's early trilogy and shows how its conceptual trajectory shifts and deepens in his six-volume Systematic Contributions to Theology . Building on her analysis, McDougall advances a compelling case for the concept of trinitarian fellowship as the structuring theological principle in Moltmann's later work. She demonstrates how this concept of divine love unifies the author's theological anthropology, theology of grace, and the practices of the life of faith. Finally, she shows how this "social trinitarian analogy of fellowship" serves as an elastic rule of faith in the personal, political, and ecclesial realms of human existence. While McDougall highlights the prophetic potential of Moltmann's trinitarian theology for Christian praxis, she also challenges the author's underdeveloped doctrine of sin and theory of theological language. Pilgrimage of Love offers one of the first comprehensive interpretations of Moltmann's mature trinitarian theology. It introduces, systematizes, and clarifies the thought of one of the most significant Protestant theologians at the turn of the twenty-first century. This study will be an invaluable resource on Moltmann's thought for scholars of modern Protestant theology, and for all those interested in the current renaissance of trinitarian theology.
Main Description
In Pilgrimage of Love Joy Ann McDougall offers an original reading and critical analysis of German Protestant theologian Jürgen Moltmann's social trinitarian theology. She identifies the driving theological impulses, methodological convictions, and practical concerns that shape the author's evolving trinitarian vision. She uncovers the narrative of divine love in Moltmann's early trilogy and shows how its conceptual trajectory shifts and deepens in his six-volume Systematic Contributions to Theology . Building on her analysis, McDougall advances a compelling case for the concept of trinitarian fellowship as the structuring theological principle in Moltmann's later work. She demonstrates how this concept of divine love unifies the author's theological anthropology, theology of grace, and the practices of the life of faith. Finally, she shows how this "social trinitarian analogy of fellowship" serves as an elastic rule of faith in the personal, political, and ecclesial realms of human existence. While McDougall highlights the prophetic potential of Moltmann's trinitarian theology for Christian praxis, she also challenges the author's underdeveloped doctrine of sin and theory of theological language. Pilgrimage of Love offers one of the first comprehensive interpretations of Moltmann's mature trinitarian theology. It introduces, systematizes, and clarifies the thought of one of the most significant Protestant theologians at the turn of the twenty-first century. This study will be an invaluable resource on Moltmann's thought for scholars of modern Protestant theology, and for all those interested in the current renaissance of trinitarian theology.
Main Description
InPilgrimage of LoveJoy Ann McDougall offers an original reading and critical analysis of German Protestant theologian Jrgen Moltmann's social trinitarian theology. She identifies the driving theological impulses, methodological convictions, and practical concerns that shape the author's evolving trinitarian vision. She uncovers the narrative of divine love in Moltmann's early trilogy and shows how its conceptual trajectory shifts and deepens in his six-volumeSystematic Contributions to Theology. Building on her analysis, McDougall advances a compelling case for the concept of trinitarian fellowship as the structuring theological principle in Moltmann's later work. She demonstrates how this concept of divine love unifies the author's theological anthropology, theology of grace, and the practices of the life of faith. Finally, she shows how this "social trinitarian analogy of fellowship" serves as an elastic rule of faith in the personal, political, and ecclesial realms of human existence. While McDougall highlights the prophetic potential of Moltmann's trinitarian theology for Christian praxis, she also challenges the author's underdeveloped doctrine of sin and theory of theological language.Pilgrimage of Loveoffers one of the first comprehensive interpretations of Moltmann's mature trinitarian theology. It introduces, systematizes, and clarifies the thought of one of the most significant Protestant theologians at the turn of the twenty-first century. This study will be an invaluable resource on Moltmann's thought for scholars of modern Protestant theology, and for all those interested in the current renaissance of trinitarian theology.
Main Description
In Pilgrimage of Love Joy Ann McDougall offers an original reading and critical analysis of German Protestant theologian Jurgen Moltmann's social trinitarian theology. She identifies the driving theological impulses, methodological convictions, and practical concerns that shape the author'sevolving trinitarian vision. She uncovers the narrative of divine love in Moltmann's early trilogy and shows how its conceptual trajectory shifts and deepens in his six-volume Systematic Contributions to Theology. Building on her analysis, McDougall advances a compelling case for the concept oftrinitarian fellowship as the structuring theological principle in Moltmann's later work. She demonstrates how this concept of divine love unifies the author's theological anthropology, theology of grace, and the practices of the life of faith. Finally, she shows how this "social trinitarian analogyof fellowship" serves as an elastic rule of faith in the personal, political, and ecclesial realms of human existence. While McDougall highlights the prophetic potential of Moltmann's trinitarian theology for Christian praxis, she also challenges the author's underdeveloped doctrine of sin andtheory of theological language. Pilgrimage of Love offers one of the first comprehensive interpretations of Moltmann's mature trinitarian theology. It introduces, systematizes, and clarifies the thought of one of the most significant Protestant theologians at the turn of the twenty-first century.This study will be an invaluable resource on Moltmann's thought for scholars of modern Protestant theology, and for all those interested in the current renaissance of trinitarian theology.
Short Annotation
This book engages one of the liveliest theological debates at the turn of the twenty-first century: the significance of the doctrine of the Trinity to the Christian concept of God and to its life of faith.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction : the return of the trinitarian God of lovep. 3
The dialectic of crucified and creative love in Moltmann's early theologyp. 29
The relational ontology of love in the Messianic theologyp. 59
A social trinitarian theology of the human personp. 101
The human pilgrimage in the messianic life of faithp. 121
Conclusion : toward a contemporary trinitarian theology of lovep. 153
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