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Jenson, Robert W.

Works: 149 works in 471 publications in 5 languages and 20,440 library holdings
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Systematic theology by Robert W Jenson( )

58 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 3,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a statement of Christian theology. Addresses the nature of the Christian God including christological and trinitarian questions. Examines the role of the church and God's works of creation
America's theologian : a recommendation of Jonathan Edwards by Robert W Jenson( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great deal has recently been written about Jonathan Edwards. Most of it, however, does not make central Edwards's own intention to speak truth about God and the human situation; his systematic theological intention is regarded merely as an historical phenomenon. In this book, Robert Jensonprovides a different sort of interpretation, asking not only, ""Why was Edwards great?"" but also, ""Was Edwards right?"" As a student of the ideas of Newton and Locke, Jenson argues, Edwards was very much a figure of the Enlightenment; but unlike most other Americans, he was also a discerning criticof i
Reclaiming the Bible for the church by Carl E Braaten( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Front-ranking theologians speak out on the crisis of biblical authority and interpretation in the church, focusing in particular on the adequacy of the historical-critical method of hermeneutics. The essays in this volume address from various perspectives the notorious gap between the historical-critical approach to the study of the Bible and the church's liturgical and dogmatic transmission of biblical faith. The authors, following the central theme suggested by Brevard S. Childs's "canonical method" of biblical interpretation, argue that the historical-critical method does not suffice of itself apart from faith and the church."--Jacket
Lutheranism : the theological movement and its confessional writings by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covenant and hope : Christian and Jewish reflections : essays in constructive theology from the Institute for Theological Inquiry by Robert W Jenson( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covenant and Hope centers around two main themes in Jewish-Christian dialogue: "Covenant, Mission, and Relation to the Other" and "Hope and Responsibility for the Human Future." In the first section scholars from both faiths analyze the idea of covenant, how it determines their religious commitments, behavior, and theology, and how their covenantal theology shapes their relations with people outside their religious communities. The second section focuses on the foundation for religious hope, how belief in the future can be nourished, and on our practical and philosophic responsibility to work for a better human future."--Publisher's description
Theology as revisionary metaphysics : essays on God and creation by Robert W Jenson( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Protestant theology has tended to shun metaphysics. The philosophical underpinnings of our theological traditions have cracked under the weight of modern scrutiny. Robert Jenson is a theologian who has embraced the critique of inherited metaphysics, but who then finds contained within the gospel itself the basis for further and more specific critiques: the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Jenson argues that the appropriate response of theology to the contemporary situation is not to reject metaphysics, but to develop new and more radical metaphysical proposals. For several decades now, he has been pursuing a theological program of "revisionary metaphysics"--An attempt to speak about the gospel in a society more and more characterized by epistemological disquiet. Gathered together in this volume is a collection of his proposals for theology laboring under this task of revisionary metaphysics
God after God : the God of the past and the God of the future, seen in the work of Karl Barth by Robert W Jenson( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Barth is recognized throughout the world as the twentieth century's leading Protestant theologian. His thought has determined much of the shape of today's Christian thinking, yet it is thoroughly misunderstood. He is a systematic theologian who writes with great complexity and in a scholastic vein. This fine and lucid study isolates Barth's most specific themes and focuses on the relevance of his radically trinitarian doctrine of God to the post-religious situation. The book opens with a discussion of the death of historical religion and Barth's early attempts to deal with the decline of belief in a transcendent God contrasted with contemporary views of the situation. It goes on to treat Barth's further studies, especially his attack on the theology of religion, and there is a discussion in depth of Barth's doctrine of the Trinity as a definition of God. It concludes with an analysis of the different interpretations that can be have been made of Barth's theology. "This scholarly work ... is a thoroughgoing approach to Barth's leading contribution to twentieth-century dialectical theology. Barth's insights are shown to be far beyond their time. Especially relevant is his application of God's transcendence to man's practical responsibilities. Readers may well ponder whether Barth's Commentary on Romans may not clearly merit more than its present place on well-respected shelves of past history."--Library Journal
The knowledge of things hoped for : the sense of theological discourse by Robert W Jenson( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of songs by Robert W Jenson( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenson finds a story of human love for God in this complex poetic book and offers a commentary that elucidates and inspires."--Jacket
Alpha and Omega; a study in the theology of Karl Barth by Robert W Jenson( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian dogmatics( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezekiel by Robert W Jenson( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastors and leaders of the classical church--such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley--interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. In this addition to the series, esteemed theologian Robert W. Jenson presents a theological exegesis of Ezekiel
Visible words : the interpretation and practice of Christian sacraments by Robert W Jenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triune identity : God according to the gospel by Robert W Jenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catholicity of the Reformation( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the title of this engaging book suggests, "catholicity" was the true intent of the Reformation. The Reformers did not set out to create what later came to be known as Protestant Christianity. Theirs was a quest for reformation and renewal in continuity with the "one holy catholic and apostolic church" of ancient times. The authors of the essays collected here demonstrate this catholicity of the Reformers and stress the importance of recovering the church's catholic tradition today." "Robert W. Jenson examines communio ecclesiology, describing ecumenical thought on this ecclesiology and developing it in a number of areas. David S. Yeago proposes a new way of reading Luther, suggesting that the shift in Luther's thought actually brought him closer to the church's catholic tradition. Frank C. Senn discusses the Reformers' changes to the order of the mass, which restored the people's participation and regular preaching on biblical texts. Carl E. Braaten explores the problems that arise from the lack of an office of teaching authority in Protestant churches. James R. Crumley examines various perspectives on the office of pastor, seeking to clarify the notion of ministry in the catholic tradition. Robert L. Wilken looks at Pietism, showing that this movement sought to recover lost aspects of medieval spirituality and called for a deepening of personal piety. Finally, Gunther Gassmann discusses the ways in which the church universal is and should be a communion of churches."--Jacket
The last things : biblical and theological perspectives on eschatology( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A map of twentieth-century theology : readings from Karl Barth to radical pluralism( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indispensable to understanding the advent and import of today's radically pluralistic scene, this unique historical anthology presents 37 signal readings from key theologians of this century." "Outstanding interpreters of these figures and their generative ideas, Braaten and Jenson offer solid and sympathetic introductions and a clear scheme, a roadmap that makes sense of the fundamental and formative questions, concerns, "schools," and movements that have animated the theological enterprise in this explosive century, from 1900 right up to the threshold of contemporary currents."--Jacket
A theology in outline : can these bones live? by Robert W Jenson( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live? began with an undergraduate course taught by Robert W. Jenson at Princeton University in the spring of 2008. Based on a series of twenty-three course lectures, it offers a concise and accessible overview of Christian theology while retaining the atmosphere of Jenson's classroom. Much as does Jenson's Systematic Theology, A Theology in Outline treats a standard sequence of doctrines in Christian theology--God, Trinity, creation, humanity, sin, salvation, church, among others. However, its organizing principle and leitmotiv are less traditional. Reflecting his recent interest in theological interpretation of scripture, Jenson frames the whole of Christian theology as a response to the question posed to the prophet Ezekiel: "Son of man, can these bones live?" For Jenson, to ask this question is to ask whether Christian theology itself is a pile of dead bones. Can the story that God lives with his people be told today? From first to last the chapters of this book proceed under the impelling pressure of this question. They thus comprise a single sequence of illustrative conversations for the purpose of introducing beginners to Christian theology
The futurist option by Carl E Braaten( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sin, death, and the devil( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sin, Death, and the Devil, called the "unholy trinity" by Martin Luther, are the classic biblical tyrants, portrayed in Scripture as the enemies of God and the oppressors of humanity. This engaging book, which takes its cue from John Paul II's description of Western society as a "culture of death," unveils the many faces of sin, death, and the devil manifest in today's world. Eight recognized Christian thinkers show that while the forms taken by these diabolical forces may have changed under the conditions of modern life, the underlying realities remain the same. Thus politics can become demonic, power can promote death, and sin can be disguised as virtue. Far from being pessimistic, however, the authors affirm God's victory over these enslaving powers through the proclamation of the gospel and the sacraments of the church."--Jacket
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America's theologian : a recommendation of Jonathan Edwards
America's theologian : a recommendation of Jonathan EdwardsReclaiming the Bible for the churchLutheranism : the theological movement and its confessional writingsGod after God : the God of the past and the God of the future, seen in the work of Karl BarthSong of songsAlpha and Omega; a study in the theology of Karl BarthChristian dogmaticsEzekiel
Alternative Names
Jenson, Robert 1930-

Jenson, Robert Williams 1930-

Jenson, Robert Williams 1930-2017

Robert Jenson American theologian

Robert Jenson Amerikaans theoloog

Robert W. Jenson Amerikansk teolog

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ジェンソン, R. W

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