I am busy reading some Jurgen Moltmann for the upcoming theological conversation in a couple weeks and thought I would share a bit along the way. Feel free to let me know your thoughts and questions so I can use them when I have a little dialogue with Moltmann. In particular I am interested in any issues his thought raises for the life of the church. Clearly his theology does and all theology should, but any specific questions or topics you want me to bring up with him would be greatly appreciated.
Right now I am reading ‘God for a Secular Society‘ and in the introduction he tells this little story which I really enjoyed:
When the modern world was born, three good fairies came along, bringing their good wishes. The first of them wished the child individual liberty, the second wished it social justice, and the third prosperity. But then, on the evening of the same day, the wicked fairy turned up and pronounced: ‘Only two of these three wishes can be fulfilled.’ So the modern world of the West chose individual liberty and prosperity. The modern world of the East chose social justice and prosperity. But the philosophers and theologians chose for their ideal world individual liberty and social justice, and consequently never arrived at prosperity. (2)