Systematic Theology: The Triune God

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The Triune God, together with the forthcoming second volume, The Works of God, develops a compendious statement of Christian theology in the tradition of a medieval summa, or of such modern works as those of Schleiermacher and Barth. Theology, as it is understood here, is the Christian church's continuing discourse concerning her specific communal purpose; it is the hermeneutic and critical reflection internal to the church's task of speaking the gospel, to the world as message and to God in petition and praise. ...

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Overview

The Triune God, together with the forthcoming second volume, The Works of God, develops a compendious statement of Christian theology in the tradition of a medieval summa, or of such modern works as those of Schleiermacher and Barth. Theology, as it is understood here, is the Christian church's continuing discourse concerning her specific communal purpose; it is the hermeneutic and critical reflection internal to the church's task of speaking the gospel, to the world as message and to God in petition and praise. This volume and its successor are thus dedicated to the service of the one church of the creeds; it is for no particular denomination or confession.

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First Things
...this two-volume systematic theology is a great achievement. Drawn from learning that is both vast and profound, the rich details and frequently exciting flashes of insight provided by this work confirm the stature of Robert Jenson among contemporary theologians...
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"...this two-volume systematic theology is a great achievement. Drawn from learning that is both vast and profound, the rich details and frequently exciting flashes of insight provided by this work confirm the stature of Robert Jenson among contemporary theologians..."—First Things
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195086485
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Princeton University
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Table of Contents

Part I Prolegomena
1 What Systematic Theology Is About 3
2 The Norms of Theological Judgment 23
3 The Identification of God 42
Part II The Triune Identity
4 The Way of God's Identity 63
5 The Persons of God's Identity 75
6 Of One Being with the Father 90
7 The Patrological Problem 115
8 The Christological Problem 125
9 The Pneumatological Problem 146
Part III The Triune Character
10 Jesus 165
11 Crucifixion 179
12 Resurrection 194
13 The Being of the One God 207
14 Our Place in God 224
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