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Systematic theology. Vol. 1, The triune God [electronic resource] /
Robert W. Jenson.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997-1999.
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1 v.
ISBN
0195086481 (Cloth)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997-1999.
isbn
0195086481 (Cloth)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 16, 2007).
catalogue key
7372472
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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A major event in English language academic theology ... It is every inch a theologian's work, dense and difficult at times, but wide-ranging, historically and ecumenically, and rooted in the life and liturgy of the Church.
Robert Jenson's two volume Systematic Theology is a highly creative and individual synthesis of a number of often divergent strands of contemporary theology ... This is a work that deserves and requires patient, diligent, attentive readers, to whom it will demonstrate that the sheer oddity of Christian faith is one of its chief glories and the clearest proof of its divine origin.
Robert W. Jenson gives us the twentieth century's most accomplished systematic theology written in English. It has few peers in any language. It is concise without being trivial, learned but not inaccessible, ecumenical while still rooted in Lutheran confessions, and stunningly fresh and original in its approach to the major topics. No one at any level, whether advanced or neophyte, can fail to learn from this work or remain unchallenged by it. It is the consummate work of a lifetime.
"...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
"...this two-volume systematic theology is a great achievement. Drawnfrom learning that is both vast and profound, the rich details and frequentlyexciting flashes of insight provided by this work confirm the stature of RobertJenson among contemporary theologians..."--First Things
Without attempting to be as encyclopedic, say, as Pannenberg, or as imposing as someone like Barth, Jenson has opted instead to be judicious, an endeavour that succeeds admirably. At his fingertips he has an astonishing fund of citations and quotations from every period of theology's history and every ecumenical tradition ... Besides being theologically deft, the work is also culturally, scientifically and philosophically sophisticated.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume begins with an extended discussion of Jenson's methodology, and addresses questions on the nature of the Christian God, including the classic christological and trinitarian questions.
Long Description
The full systematic theology which Jensen begins with The Triune God: Systematic Theology I promises to be the capstone of his long and distinguished career as a theologian. Jensen begins this first of two volumes with an extended discussion of the nature and norms of theology. He then devotes the bulk of the volume to the identity and being of the biblical God, including classic christological and soteriological questions most systems take up elsewhere.
Long Description
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. The interlocutors of this work's analyses and proposals are drawn from wherever in the ecumenical tradition a question may lead: to theologians and traditions ancient, medieval, or modern; Eastern or Western; Catholic or Protestant.
Main Description
The full systematic/dogmatic theology Jensen offers in Systematic Theologypromises to be the capstone of his long and distinguished career as atheologian. Jensen begins this first volume with an extended discussion of hismethodology. He then devotes the bulk of the volume to addressing the nature ofthe Christian God, including such classic christological and trinitarianquestions as the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the other two Persons of theTrinity.
Main Description
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 Christianchurch'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 ofthe one church of the creeds; it is for no particular denomination or confession.
Main Description
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 Christianchurch'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 ofthe one church of the creeds; it is for no particular denomination or confession. The interlocutors of this work's analyses and proposals are drawn from wherever in the ecumenical tradition a question may lead: to theologians and traditions ancient, medieval, or modern; Eastern or Western; Catholicor Protestant.
Main Description
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. The interlocutors of this work's analyses and proposals are drawn from wherever in the ecumenical tradition a question may lead: to theologians and traditions ancient, medieval, or modern; Eastern or Western; Catholic or Protestant.
Table of Contents
Prolegomena
What Systematic Theology Is Aboutp. 3
The Norms of Theological Judgmentp. 23
The Identification of Godp. 42
The Triune Identity
The Way of God's Identityp. 63
The Persons of God's Identityp. 75
Of One Being with the Fatherp. 90
The Patrological Problemp. 115
The Christological Problemp. 125
The Pneumatological Problemp. 146
The Triune Character
Jesusp. 165
Crucifixionp. 179
Resurrectionp. 194
The Being of the One Godp. 207
Our Place in Godp. 224
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