Leaning into the Future seeks to explore what it may mean to believe in the "Kingship" of God and wait for his "Kingdom" by considering the fundamental role the Kingdom of God plays in the theology of Jurgen Moltmann and in the book of Revelation. Part one is devoted to how Moltmann understands "The Kingdom of God" as the fundamental symbol of hope for humanity, and how he sees the presence of God's reign and kingdom in history as hidden and paradoxical. Part two turns to the way the Book of Revelation uses royal and other political language in its portrait of the future and God's presence in history. In this second part, the book also seeks to explore how Moltmann and the Apocalypse may mutually inform each other, how Moltmann may help us read this biblical book today, and how it in turn may overcome some of the weaknesses in Moltmann's proposal.
Poul F. Guttesen is Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Faroe Islands.
Foreword by Richard Bauckham; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Witness to the Promised Kingdom: The Bible in Moltmann's Theological Approach; The Kingdom of God as Symbol of Hope; The Passion of the Kingdom in the World; The Crisis of the Kingdom and the Book of Revelation; The Future as Regime Change; The Presence and Reign of God in History; Conclusions and Anticipations; Bibliography.