Two weeks ago, Jürgen Moltmann wrote these words for a book about his theology by Stephen D. Morrison
I have endeavored to follow up scholarly theological books with shorter, generally accessible works. I have kept myself accountable to the injunction: “That which cannot be said simply is perhaps not worth saying at all.” As such, I followed up Theology of Hope (1967) with the popular-level work, In the End — The Beginning (2004); my Christology, The Way of Jesus Christ (1990), with Jesus Christ for Today’s World (1994); and The Spirit of Life (1992) with The Source of Life (1997).
I have five of these six books, but somehow I missed In the End
— The Beginning
. I'll have to remedy that oversight! I hadn't realized these (smaller) books were more accessible versions of his theological tomes, but the "easier" ones are definitely shorter:
(342 pages) Theology of Hope
In the End — The Beginning (192 pages)
(388 pages) The Way of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ for Today’s World (152 pages)
(358 pages) The Spirit of Life
The Source of Life (148 pages)
Now I guess I'd better read (or re-read) all six books as I compare their contents. I've had these since the 1990s, except Theology of Hope
, which I bought in 1987. That one is so old, the pages are falling out, so I got a later edition in 2012. I can't throw away the old one yet, though, because of all my marginalia and underlining in it.
Donna and I walked the labyrinth at the Mercy Center with Kevin on Thursday. Click to enlarge the photo to see both of them meditating near the tree in the center.
Wanting to share labyrinth photos with a couple of friends, I went looking through my blog posts ... and couldn't find what I wanted. Ha! It's because I posted it on another of my blogs: Book Buddies
. Here's the photo I was thinking about, one of Mary and Donna in the center of a smaller labyrinth
at a church in Ooltewah.
Here's a labyrinth
that Donna and I walked in Hixson, six years ago, when she took this photo of me. There's a similarity among these outdoor labyrinths, but they are also different: one is outlined with stones, one with bricks, and one with grass between wood-chip paths.
My youngest granddaughter has been pictured with her best friends in CityScope Magazine
after their graduation from high school. She is now a college freshman.
Let's end with a gentle "cat-egory 3 purricane," hoping to bring a smile in a week of devastating weather in our world.