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  • Title: Systematic Theology: Volume 2: The Works of God
  • Author: Robert W. Jenson
  • ISBN: 9780195145991
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback

  • Systematic Theology is the capstone of Robert Jenson s long and distinguished career as a theologian, being a full scale systematic dogmatic theology in the classic format This is the second and concluding volume of the work Here, Jenson considers the works of God, examining such topics as the nature and role of the Church, and God s works of creation.
    Robert W. Jenson
    Robert W Jenson has been a student of Barthian theology for many years and his doctoral dissertation at the University of Heidelberg earned Barth s approval as an interpretation of his writings A native of Wisconsin, Dr Jenson attended Luther College in Iowa and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, before studying at Heidelberg where he was awarded his Doctor of Theology, summa cum laude After doing graduate work at the University of Basel he returned to the United States He taught theology for many years at St Olaf College in Northfield, MN, the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA and Oxford University Dr Jenson currently serves as Senior Scholar for Research at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ.


    Jenson's second volume is as refreshingly Christo-centric (and so Trinitarian) as his first. He moves from speaking of creation as that general "other" in God's Trinitarian conversational space, to the spoken creatures themselves, and, finally, to the fulfillment of God's works. While satisfying in most of his conclusions, and unarguably lovely in each of his arguments, Jenson's final comments, both upon the state of unbelieving Israel and the unbelieving Gentile nations, are a heart-wrenching d [...]

    Jenson, 'Systematic Theology Vol II: the Works of God', Oxford & New York (OUP: 1999). viii+369. $39.This collection of lucubrations from American ecumenical Lutheran theologian and Edwards scholar Robert Jenson could have been four stars even with the thick heresy - there are contained between these covers unique and thought-provoking ideas insofar as I can understand them, but presented more dimly than a poor ranslation of Heidegger, yet in English from a native Anglophone - but it gets tw [...]

    Jacob Aitken
    I sang the praises of volume 1, for it was truly brilliant and beautiful. It is with much regret that I say volume 2 is not the same. First, the good.GoodHis theme is the identity of God in the narrative of Israel. It's a strong theme and more often than not, he is successful in anchoring his loci in this theme. While the chapter on Scripture was weak, his narrative-theme does provide the ground for helpful reflection on the nature of canonization.Humor: He is savagely funny. He never fails to r [...]

    I couldn't help but feel that Jenson did not entirely fulfill the promise of volume 1. There is something to be said for finishing his project and providing a full systematic theology at a readable length, but Jenson is idiosyncratic - in his references and use of different figures from the tradition; and in the way some subjects are so compressed and abrupt, while others receive extended comment. In part, greater familiarity with the tradition (where I could, like Jenson bounce seemingly effort [...]

    Dwight Davis
    I enjoyed this volume significantly more than I enjoyed volume 1. Particularly helpful were his chapters on sacrament and his chapters on eschatology.

    G Walker
    This is the second volume of Jenson's work in systematics. Cf notes from volume 1

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