Posted on May 12, 2015 by PLT Staff
Outline of a lecture given by Jürgen Moltmann at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2005 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Moltmann begins with Scripture, reading from Acts regarding the first Pentecost story. He continues, giving an interpretation of the verses and their application today. He goes on to discuss the role of the congregation in building communities of mutual trust as well as how to relate freedom and equality in modern society.
Excerpt: “This is what the experience of the Spirit of fellowship means. The Spirit of fellowship is the God among us, or as Bishop Taylor in England said, the ‘go-between God’. In him therefore the divisions between people and our enmity towards one another are overcome. The oppression of people by other people stops. The humiliation of people by other people comes to an end. The estrangement of one person from another is swept away. And all of a sudden masters and servants become brothers; men and women become friends; privileges and discriminations disappear from human society. And we become ‘of one heart and soul.'”
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- Author: Jürgen Moltmann
- Creation Date: April 27, 2005
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