Any fellow Moltmanniacs who were saddened at the thought that Ethics of Hope would likely be Moltmann’s last book will be pleased to hear that he released new book earlier this year: Der lebendige Gott und die Fülle des Lebens: Auch ein Beitrag zur gegenwärtigen Atheismusdebatte, which translates to “The living God and the fullness of life: A contribution to the current atheism debate.” I’m told that an English translation will be announced in the coming months (I’m not sure what the title will be). In the meantime, those of you who are able to read German can download the Kindle version of this book here. The rest of us will have to wait a year or two!
Here is the description from the German Publishers website, as translated automatically via Google Chrome (which is why the wording is a bit awkward in English!):
A life that God has found, is fulfilling life
Modern Life without God is reduced life. Jürgen Moltmann shows which promise to dwell therein, to trust the living God. His starting point is the biblical experience of unconditional nearby, the courteous love and the inexhaustible vitality of God. God is not immovable, impassible and the people away. What it means to live in this neighborhood, love and life of God, that’s the point of part two. In the freedom and friendship God’s love for adult life, awakening the senses and courage to think and act. This human life is lived truly and really. Jürgen Moltmann has written a wise, to equal-wise and very personal book. It brings together experiences of a long life and insights into the limitations and possibilities of our existence.
I can’t wait to read it!