Systematic Theology: Volume 2.The works of God by Robert W. Jenson

By Robert W. Jenson

Systematic Theology is the capstone of Robert Jenson's lengthy and distinct profession as a theologian, being a full-scale systematic/dogmatic theology within the vintage structure. this is often the second one and concluding quantity of the paintings. the following, Jenson considers the works of God, reading such themes because the nature and function of the Church, and God's works of creation.

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Systematic Theology: Volume 2.The works of God

Systematic Theology is the capstone of Robert Jenson's lengthy and special profession as a theologian, being a full-scale systematic/dogmatic theology within the vintage layout. this is often the second one and concluding quantity of the paintings. right here, Jenson considers the works of God, interpreting such subject matters because the nature and function of the Church, and God's works of production.

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We may think of the Spirit's particular word in the creating conversation as: "Let there be . . " God and only God is the creature's future. God the Spirit is God's own future and so draws to and into the triune converse those for whom the Trinity makes room. God can be the creature's future, without absorbing the creature, in that God is not a monad: we can be brought into his life while becoming neither Father nor Son in that the Spirit brings us. God can himself be the purpose of his own act to create without absorbing his creation, in that God who is God's own future is another person than God as the one who has this future.

63 The universe or a galaxy or a quark or the reader of this text all occur in that they are enabled by the Freedom that God is for himself and then for others. In Scripture, all the 57. Stephen M. " This is because materialism "involves only two possibilities, the regularity of deterministic laws or the randomness of stochastic laws. There is no room for the tertium quid that is free will. " 58. 9. 59. , 10. 60. , 9. 61. Rendered, one must suppose, permanently infamous by Dietrich Bonhoeffer's scorn.

456. 26. 44. 27. To Thomas's Neoplatonism, Klaus Kremer, Die neuplatonische Seinsphilosophie und ihre Wirkung auf Thomas von Aquin (Leiden: Brill, 1966). 28. " 29. For somewhat deeper analysis than the following, Robert W. Jenson, The Knowledge of Things Hoped For (New York: Oxford University Press, 1969), 75-79. 30. 1. 31. The question about the possible "analogy" or "univocity" "of being" has of course traditionally been raised not here but in the doctrine of God. 33 God is primary efficient and final cause of creatures.

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