Jürgen Moltmann


Thomas Dörken-Kucharz

Jürgen Moltmann visits MF

Professor Jürgen Moltmann visits MF 25. and 26. September. 


25.09.2018 - 08:00 to 26.09.2018 - 19:00

Professor Jürgen Moltmann is one of our time’s most influential theologians. Through his book «Theology of Hope» (1964) he contributed to make the Christian hope a main theme for contemporary theology. In “The Crucified God” (1972) i pictured God as one that suffers with his creatures. His theology has been of great importance for church, ecumenics and theology for more than fifty years. At the age of 92 he is still active as author and lecturer. MF is happy to invite to this unique opportunity. During his visit, Moltmann will receive MF’s honorary doctoral degree.


Tuesday 25. September 

08.15-09.30: The students at MF are inviting everyone to academic breakfast in MF’s canteen. Interview with Moltmann, and opportunity for questions.

10.30-12.00: Lecture by Jürgen Moltmann: "Hope - Power of Beginning - Power of Patience"

Conferral of Honorary Doctoral Degree.
Venue: Auditorium 1, MF

13.15-15.00: Seminar based on Moltmann’s theology: “Theologies of Hope in 2018: Transforming political theology, justice and liberation from 1968 until the present day”

A panel discussion with Assoc. Prof. Kristin Graff-Kallevåg, MF, Prof. Werner Jeanrond, Univ. of Oslo, Dr. Daniela Rapisarda and Prof. Sturla Stålsett, MF. Moderated and introduced by Prof. Marion Grau, MF.
Venue: Auditorium 1, MF

Wednesday 26. September

12.15-14.00: Lecture by Jürgen Moltmann: "The contribution of feminst theology - from the perspective of Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel"
Moderated and introduced by Assoc. Prof. Kristin Graff-Kallevåg, MF. Responses by Assoc. Prof. Merete Thomassen, TF og PhD student Gunhild Maria Hugdal, MF.

Venue: Auditorium 1, MF

18.00: Semniar at Litteraturhuset (The House of Litterature). Theme: “Europe’s christian heritage – a basis for democracy and human rights or a tool in the hands of nationalism and populism?”
Introduction by rector Vidar L. Haanes, MF
Short lecture on populism in Europa by researcher Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson, Center for Research on Extremism, UiO
Interview with Jürgen Moltmann
Contributions by representatives from youth democratic parties
Moderated by Silje Kvamme Bjørndal

In cooperation with the Think Tank Skaperkraft


The events are in cooperation with Nord University.
MF is member of European Academy of Religion and Society (EARS).