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The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life

The Source of Life: The Holy Spirit and the Theology of Life

Directly, simply, and forcefully, Jürgen  Moltmann here presents his reflections on the Spirit and the spiritual life that were the essence of his prior book, The Spirit of Life. In this short, accessible work, he combines a deep personal faith with admirable learning and experience.

Moltmann views the Holy Spirit as the power of new life, which enlivens body and soul, spirit and mind. In the Holy Spirit we experience the presence of God, community among people, as well as between humans and all created living things on earth.

Beginning with his experiences as a prisoner of war, Moltmann anchors his reflections in a theology of life—and the Spirit as renewer of life—which ties biblical perspectives to contemporary manifestations, hope to holiness, creation to community, and spirituality to prayer. Moltmann at his best, this little theology stimulates the experience of the Holy Spirit in one's own life.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800630997
  • Dimensions 5 x 7.75
  • Pages 160
  • Publication Date July 1, 1997


"[Moltmann's work] thrives on the cutting edge of Christian theology as it nears the twenty-first century. . . . It will challenge and stimulate a whole generation of theologians to work at theology in difference and more comprehensive ways."
— M. Douglas Meeks, Religious Studies Review