Moltmann on the Historicity of the Virgin Birth

Over at the postbarthian, my friend Wyatt has shared the famous section from Jesus- God and Man where Pannenberg (like Emil Brunner before him) denied the historicity of the virgin birth, while at the same time affirming the substance of the apostles creed (if you don’t think that is possible, please check out his post!). When I was reflecting on this, it occurred to me that I didn’t have a clue where Moltmann stood on this controversial subject. That Pannenberg denies the virgin birth was one of the first things I remember learning about him (probably because it was a feature in his first, and possibly most well-known, book!). But I’ve read many Moltmann books to date and couldn’t remember this issue coming up at all. I knew where to turn:  Jürgen Moltmann’s full christology, The Way of Jesus Christ, which I have not yet read.

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