Episode: In this episode we discuss Lincoln Harvey’s thrilling guide to the work of Robert W. Jenson (1930-2017). Jenson, arguably America’s most important theologian, is so because he thinks Jesus of Nazareth is always and for ever one of the Trinity. “Mary’s boy and Pilate’s victim” is the Father’s eternal Son, so there has never been an unfleshed Word. It follows from this that the God of the Gospel is much stranger than we imagine. Harvey’s book presents an astonishingly lucid and penetrating guide into Jenson’s remarkable proposal. Demonstrating Jenson’s signature moves, as well as his fundamental re-working of the dogmatic tradition, Harvey shows how only an evangelized metaphysics can make sense of the identity of Jesus Christ. Our discussion in this episode thus plunges into strange territory, raising odd questions and answers to such weighty matters as the nature of time, space, God’s act of creation, the centrality of Jesus, substance metaphysics and much more.The post Lincoln Harvey – Theology of Robert Jenson first appeared on OnScript.
010 Charles Meeks - Hilary of Poitiers (and Robert Jenson)
Charles Meeks will be defending his dissertation, “Developing a Sacramental Hermeneutic: A Conversation with Hilary of Poitiers and Robert W. Jenson,” in September. He’s signed a book contract with Fortress Academic to publish a revised version of the dissertation. He’s Adjunct Professor of Theology at Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College. Primary Sources: Hilary. De Synodis. _. De Trinitate. . Commentary on the Psalms. Secondary Sources: Carl L. Beckwith. Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford University Press, 2009. Paul C. Burns. A Model for the Christian Life: Hilary of Poitier’s Commentary on the Psalms. CUA Press, 2012. Mark Weedman. The Trinitarian Theology of Hilary of Poitiers. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae. Brill, 2007. Robert Jenson. Systematic Theology. 2 vols. Oxford University Press, 1997–1999. __. Visible Words: The Interpretation and Practice of Christian Sacraments. Fortress Press, 1978.
Episode 92 - Robert Jenson: Don't Thank Me, Thank the Holy Spirit
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Podcast regular Kenneth Tanner, along with Chris Green had the pleasure of interviewing Robert Jenson. Jenson was described as the greatest living theologian by Stanley Hauerwas, and as "one of the most original and knowledgeable theologians of our time" by Wolfhart Pannenberg.