The End as Beginning

Jürgen Moltmann

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 7/1/2002

Issue: Conversion? Conversation? (Vol. 22, No 3, Summer, 2002)

Wealthy nations see the future as the continuation of business-as-usual, a progression and consummation of history—a perspective that can give rise to arrogance and oppression. The poor hope for an end to history-as-usual, and an alternative future—a perspective that can give rise to apocalyptic terror. The world needs a new kind of globalization, based not in the arrogance of power but in compassion for the suffering peoples of the earth.

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