How is Robert Jenson telling the story?

Verhoef, Anne H. (2008)

CITATION: Verhoef, A. H. 2008. How is Robert Jenson telling the story? Scriptura, 98:231-243, doi:10.7833/98-0-708.

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Article

This essay focuses on how the well-known Lutheran theologian Robert Jenson is telling the Christian story. It gives an introduction on Robert Jenson as a person and then shows how his theology can be summarised with reference to three interrelated themes, namely: Trinity, Time and Church. Jenson is a trinitarian theologian. In his understanding that cannot be separated from being a narrative theologian. According to him, the Christian story is a story of hope and its eschatology must be able to survive any criticism – such as the Marxist and the ecological ones. If Jenson thus asks how the End will be, he does not see it as a repristination of the beginning, but as a sublimation – our end is inclusion in God’s life. The article concludes his sort of ‘theology of hope’ is one that can help Christians against the threat of nihilism.

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