In the opening chapter we considered some of the central themes in Moltmann’s theology, and how they placed him vis-à-vis Barth and Balthasar. In particular we noted how, in a similar way to Barth and Balthasar, Moltmann has sought to place Christ at the centre of his thought. Like them he sets out to develop a narrative of Christ’s intimate relationship with humanity. Above all he intends that this relationship with Christ will have a transforming effect on his readers. It is this intimate relationship with Christ which can give people of today hope and a sense of human dignity. “Theological concepts”, he says, “are engaged in a process of movement, and which call forth practical movement and change”.1