The Promise of Robert W. Jensons Theology: Constructive Engagements

The Promise of Robert W. Jensons Theology: Constructive Engagements


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North America has rarely produced a theologian as creative and productive as Robert W. Jenson. A truly ecumenical thinker, Jenson consistently demonstrates the way that the church's confession of the triune God of scripture restructures Christian thinking. Jenson's work on the nature of theology has focused on the category of "promise": a way with language that opens up new possibilities. At the heart of Jenson's theology of the gospel is the conviction that, in Christ, God discloses a word of pure promise to us, enabling new patterns of life. Just as the gospel opens up new ways of living, good theology unfolds into new interpretations and articulations. Engaging Jenson's work across vital areas, this volume lays out the contours and key contributions of Jenson's thought for modern Christology, theological interpretation of Scripture, the doctrine of the Trinity in light of the recent Trinitarian revival, and ecumenical theological relations. This volume gathers together essays by some of contemporary theology's most capable thinkers, such as Oliver Crisp, Stephen Holmes, Joseph Mangina, Peter Leithart, Telford Work, Eugene Rogers, R. Kendall Soulen, and Peter Ochs, to examine the ways in which Jenson's own theology functions as "promise," enabling further theological visions and articulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506432663
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 806,936
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen John Wright is lecturer in Christian theology and Wesley studies at Nazarene Theological College, Manchester in England. Chris E. W. Green is associate professor of theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction Chris E. W. Green Stephen John Wright 1

Part I Theology and Scripture

1 A Precise Mystery Stephen John Wright 9

2 The One Story and the Many Stories Engaging the Concept of Metanarrative in Jenson's Theology Kristin Graff-Kallevåg 29

3 Jenson as Theological Interpreter Peter J. Leithart 45

4 Dances with Ezekiel Telford Work 59

5 Postliberal Logics in the Spirit of Jenson Peter Ochs 73

Part II Creation and Christ

6 Creation as Perichoretic Trinitarian Conversation Reflections on World-Making with Robert W. Jenson Daniela C. Augustine 99

7 Trinity and Church after Supersessionism A Thought Experiment with Jenson and Augustine R. Kendall Soulen 115

8 Radicalising the Communicatio Jenson's Theology in Confessional Lutheran Perspective Stephen R. Holmes 131

9 The Resurrection of Christ Oliver D. Crisp 141

10 The Blood of Christ and the Christology of Things Or, Why Things Became Human Eugene F. Rogers Jr. 159

11 Blood on the Doorpost Atonement and Sacrifice in the Theology of Robert Jenson Joseph L. Mangina 177

Afterword Robert W. Jenson 193

Bibliography 195

Index 205

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