by Jürgen Moltmann

February 21, 2018

I always try to have one thick book in my current reading pile. By thick, I mean thick with dense ideas to stretch or fill gaps in my thinking. Usually, it’s in the area of theology. And yes, it’s usually thick in terms of pages and heft too.

All of Jürgen Moltmann’s books fit in this category, and I return to him at least once a year to read a new one. He’s written so many.

It’s been a number of years since I read God in Creation. In it, he explores God’s relationship with creation, and dismantles views that might purely see earth a corrupt place we need to escape. It’s still my favorite of his and informs my thinking a great deal today.

The Coming of God was good to read in that it carries along that same understanding to how we often hear called “end times”. (Such a gross term.) The focus here is much more on the true hope for what “New Creation” should be — in every way, that’s language for an idea much more consistent with the writings of the New Testament.