Moltmann, Space, Time, Creation, Kenosis, Pantheism, Panentheism
Where did God put creation? By means of experimental theology, this paper offers an answer by leveraging certain arguments from Jürgen Moltmann. These arguments for the divine kenosis of the triune persons and particularly the Father. In so doing, He provides the space in which to place all created matter. This paper first wrestles with certain Protestant positions on the nature of created space, noting that not much is said apart from dealing with the things in that space. Then the paper pivots to Moltmann's understanding of God's first act of creation - kenotic hiddenness. Finally, the paper concludes with Moltmann's concept of eschatological space and the glorification of all creation as God fills all creation with His glory.
Van Kleeck, Peter. 2021. "Eschatological Space and Triune Kenosis: Jürgen Moltmann on the Nature of Created and Eschatological Space." Eleutheria: John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Academic Journal 5, (1). https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/eleu/vol5/iss1/12