See Jürgen Moltmann in Atlanta this Weekend at AAR!


I wouldn’t be doing my job as a Moltmanniac if I didn’t say a word or two here about Moltmann’s participation at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting this weekend. Below is an outline of the events Moltmann is scheduled to participate in.  You can find additional information about these events (other than the book signing) on the AAR website.

  • Friday, 11/19/15, 7:00-10:00 PM –  Jürgen Moltmann Live and Streaming on Homebrewed Christianity. Sign up here for access to the FREE live stream or to see him in the flesh!  Unlike the rest of the sessions with Moltmann’s participation, AAR registration is not required for this event.
    Location: Offsite-Brady Avenue Theater, 999 Brady Ave, Suite 10.

  • Saturday, 11/20/15, 1:00-3:30 PM – Open and Relational Theologies Group. Theme: Open and Relational Hope – with Jürgen Moltmann. Thomas Oord, Northwest Nazarene University, Presiding. Moltmann scheduled as a respondent.
    Location: Hyatt-International North (International Tower Level LL1).
  • Sunday, 11/21/2015, 11:30-12:30 PM. Jürgen Moltmann Book Signing. Fortress Press is celebrating the release of the 40th Anniversary Edition of The Crucified God. Come see Moltmann and get your book signed!
    Location: Fortress Press booth #1608
  • Sunday, 11/21/15, 1:00-2:30 PM – Wild Card Session. Theme: Moltmann and the Future of Theology. M. Douglas Meeks, Vanderbilt University, Presiding. Moltmann scheduled as respondent.
    Location: Hilton-Grand Ballroom A (Level 2).

Looks like it will be a good time…  Though I won’t personally be there, I’ll be watching the live stream on Friday and keeping my ears to the ground for reports on the other sessions. Stay tuned!

2 thoughts on “See Jürgen Moltmann in Atlanta this Weekend at AAR!”

  1. What a terrific tribute was given to Dr. Moltmann today at the AAR seminar “Moltmann and the Future of Theology”. Some of the best theologians in the country presented short reflections on Moltmann’s contributions over the last 45 years. Miroslav Volf, Kathleen Keller, Chris Morse, Willie Jennings and Amos Yong all lifted up different aspects of Moltmann’s theology. The significance of the event grew as a combination of thoughtful reflections and personal memories were shared. Keller and Volf spoke with great insight, while sharing the formative influence of Jurgen the man had on their own theological development. In response Moltmann vigorous pointed all who were in attendance to “listening to earth”, “finding a new covenant with it”, “keeping a new Sabbath and a new Jubilee” as all people unite together. Confirming a theme the Keller proposed, Moltmann called those presented to receive the contributions of all “the religions of earth”. Moltmann stressed that it was in the earth that the crucified Christ lives and his way into the future can be found, Douglass Meeks closed the event by reminding us that Dr. Moltmann’s 90th Birthday celebration is coming up in just a couple months. In response a capacity crowd spontaneously rose to its feet and broke out in applause.

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