09 April 2008

happy birthday, Jürgen

Yesterday was Jürgen Moltmann's 82nd birthday. I'm almost finished reading his autobiography, A Broad Place. (I knew it would take a while.)

Here's a nice tidbit from chapter 20, in which he's discussing Christian-Jewish dialogue. It's something people like me need to be aware of: "when the 'progressives' look down on others as if they are people who have been left behind, saying, 'They are not as far advanced as us,' this is nothing but narrow self-righteousness and contributes nothing to the matter itself."

One need not be a fundamentalist to indulge in legalism!

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