In the latest online edition of Christianity Today Magazine, Philip Yancey writes a beautiful article on the German theologian, Jurgen Moltmann.

I particulary like Yancey’s statement:

Upon release, Moltmann began to articulate his theology of hope. We exist in a state of contradiction between the Cross and the Resurrection. Surrounded by decay, we nonetheless hope for restoration, a hope illuminated by the “foreglow” of Christ’s resurrection. Faith in that glorious future can transform the present—just as Moltmann’s own hope of eventual release from prison camp transformed his daily experience there.

and this:

In a single sentence Jurgen Moltmann expresses the great span from Good Friday to Easter. It is, in fact, a summary of human history, past, present, and future: “God weeps with us so that we may someday laugh with him.”

What a generation of theologians that were products of World War II and its circumstances. Such a rich theology in Moltmann’s and other’s writings such as Bonhoeffer, Barth, Brunner, etc.