Jürgen Moltmann (1926-2024)

Rebecca Chapman  |  People
Date posted:  1 Jul 2024
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Jürgen Moltmann (1926-2024)

On 3 June 2024 Jürgen Moltmann died at the age of 98 in Tübingen where he had been Emeritus Professor of Theology.

He was a giant of modern theology – the most widely read Christian theologian of the post-war era according to the World Council of Churches, having produced 40 books over six decades.

Moltmann grew up in a secular family on the outskirts of Hamburg. At the age of 16, he and his classmates found themselves drafted into the German army. Less than a year later he was on the receiving end of Operation Gomorrah, one of the largest firestorms of WWII, and as thousands died around him he ‘cried out to God for the first time: Where are you?’

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