The Harrowing of Hell


“There is a medieval picture which shows Christ descending into hell and opening the gate for someone who points to himself as if he were saying, “And are you coming to me?” That is how I have always felt. Jesus’ God-godforsakenness on the cross showed me where God is present – where he was in my experiences of death, and where he is going to be in whatever comes. Whenever I read the Bible again with the searching eyes of the God-forsaken prisoner I was, I am always assured of its divine truth.”

Jürgen Moltmann, A Broad Place, pages 30-31


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