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The Source of Life Paperback – July 1, 1997
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
About the Author
Jurgen Moltmann is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Tubingen in Germany, and one of the most prominent and revered scholars in contemporary Christian theology. From 1963 to 1983, he was a member of the Faith and Order Committee of the World Council of Churches. He is the author of numerous influential books, including "The Theology of Hope", "The Crucified God", "The Way of Jesus Christ", "The Spirit of Life", and "The Coming of God", for which he was awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion in 2000.
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"And the question `Why am I not dead too?' has haunted me ever since. Why are you alive? What gives your life meaning? Life is good, but to be a survivor is hard. One has to bear the weight of grief."
Bill Johnson's /When Heaven Invades Earth/ draws deeply on the same thoughts.
The translation, however, is abysmal. The Holy Spirit is translated as "it" rather than using a personal pronoun.
The translator (trying to be PC) is not on the same vibe as the writer.
Moltmann writes beautifully about a close-up, not distant, God who loves and empowers us.
This God gives us hope for the future of our planet in the face of all challenges.