Moltmann on Christmas Joy

Duccio di Buoninsegna – The Nativity between Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel (Image Source, Wikimedia Commons)

In his new book, The Living God and the Fullness of Life, Moltmann argues that the Christian festivals (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) exemplify Christianity as a religion of joy. This was also a theme in Moltmann’s conversation with Miroslav Volf last year, and in his essay over on the Yale Theology of Joy website (sidebar: this same essay appears to also be included in the new book, Joy and Human Flourishing – check it out!).

I thought this short section on Christmas would be very appropriate for reflection this season. I’ll visit this part of the book again with his statements about Easter and Pentecost during the appropriate times. Enjoy! Continue reading

Theology of Joy: Conversation Between Jürgen Moltmann and Miroslav Volf (NEW Video with Transcript!)

Jürgen Moltmann & Miroslav Volf

Today Yale Divinity School posted a great conversation between Moltmann and Miroslav Volf on the topic of joy, which was recorded June 27th, 2014 in Tübingen. Enjoy!

[Updated 8/16/2014 – Transcript added below the video]

For more Moltmann media, check out the Moltmann Audio and Video Resources page.

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