About Ben Merritt (A.K.A. “Moltmanniac”): I blog and tweet as Moltmanniac, but in real life I’m a husband, dad, and I love being involved in my church. I studied theology at The King’s College and Seminary (now the King’s University), earning a Bachelor’s in Theological Studies in 2007. I have worked at the same industrial distributor for 13 years, with experience ranging from warehouse and sales to marketing and I.T. I live in Jackson, Michigan with my lovely wife, Jessica, and our two small children (Jacob and Annalissa). Also with my dog Max (who is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), and two cats (who shall remain nameless).
I hail from a Methodist-Wesleyan background (with some experience in the Vineyard movement) and am particularly interested in the works of Jürgen Moltmann, who has deeply influenced my life and theology (two other theologians of importance to me right now are Karl Barth and Wolfhart Pannenberg). I started this blog in March 2014 to host a blog series on The Crucified God, and as a place to put together as many Moltmann-related resources as possible.
If you would like to contact me, send an email to ben [at] moltmanniac.com, or send a message to me via the Moltmanniac Facebook page (you can also connect with me at my personal Facebook page here). I am very interested in connecting with other people who are exploring Moltmann’s theology. If you are working on a book/thesis/dissertation project engaging Moltmann, I would love to hear from you!
Another great place to engage Moltmann is the Jürgen Moltmann Discussion Group on Facebook.
While you are here, you might be interested in checking out these popular posts and pages:
- Getting Started with Moltmann
- Complete List of Books by Jürgen Moltmann
- Posts on the Crucified God
- Posts on Moltmann’s Political Theology
- Clips and transcripts from the 2009 Emergent Village Theological Conversation with Moltmann
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