Jürgen Moltmann is rightly described as the father of the theology of hope. Whether or not you agree with him on everything (and I don’t), he is a theologian to be reckoned with. His new book Ethics of Hope is an English translation of his 2010 German work Ethik der Hoffnung. Moltmann argues that “hope in the future decisively reconfigures the present and shapes our understanding of central Christian convictions, from creation to New Creation.” In this book, Moltmann applies his theology of hope to the ethics of life, earth ethics, and political ethics. Though I am disappointed that there appears to be very little about sexual ethics, this is still an important book.
Ethics of Hope is slated to be released on May 1, 2012, but the Lifeway store on SBTS’s campus already has copies available. If you live here, maybe you can pick one up. If you live elsewhere, it’s available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.