The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson's Trinitarian Theology
Who is the God of the gospel?Robert W. Jenson's way of answering this question, according to Scott Swain, hinges on the nature of the relationship between God in himself and the redemptive events through which God becomes our God .Swain...
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Who is the God of the gospel?Robert W. Jenson's way of answering this question, according to Scott Swain, hinges on the nature of the relationship between God in himself and the redemptive events through which God becomes our God.Swain first locates Jenson's pursuit of a relentlessly "evangelical" understanding of God in the broader history of trinitarian theology after Karl Barth, before carefully and sympathetically unpacking Jenson's doctrine of the Trinity. For Jenson, one of today's most prominent theologians, the answer to the question, "Who is the God of the gospel?" may be summarized as, "The one who raised Jesus from the dead." Swain then offers a constructive evaluation of Jenson's account of the mutually constitutive character of God's intrinsic identity and saving acts.Although critical of many of Jenson's trinitarian reinterpretations, Swain remains attentive to Jenson's concerns and insights. In the process, Swain sheds new light on what it means for the ecumenical trinitarian tradition to advocate a truly evangelical doctrine of the Trinity in the wake of the twentieth-century recasting of the identity of the God of the gospel.
Dr. Scott R. Swain (PhD.,Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, FL. Before joining the RTS faculty, Scott taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.
Scott seeks to fuel a passion for evangelical theology ? theology done according to the gospel ? in the classroom and the church. He is the author of God according to the Gospel: Biblical Narrative and the Identity of God in the Theology of Robert W. Jenson, Father, Son, and Spirit: The Trinity and Johns Gospel (co-author with Andreas Kostenberger), and Invitation to Biblical Interpretation (co-author with Andreas Kostenberger and Richard Patterson). -Editorial Review.
- Who Is The God Of The Gospel?robert W. Jenson's Way Of Answering This Question, According To Scott Swain, Hinges On The Nature Of The Relationship Between God In Himself And The Redemptive Events Through Which God Becomes <em>our God</em>.swain First Locates Jenson's Pursuit Of A Relentlessly "evangelical" Understanding Of God In The Broader History Of Trinitarian Theology After Karl Barth, Before Carefully And Sympathetically Unpacking Jenson's Doctrine Of The Trinity. For Jenson, One Of Today's Most Prominent Theologians, The Answer To The Question, "who Is The God Of The Gospel?" May Be Summarized As, "the One Who Raised Jesus From The Dead." Swain Then Offers A Constructive Evaluation Of Jenson's Account Of The Mutually Constitutive Character Of God's Intrinsic Identity And Saving Acts.although Critical Of Many Of Jenson's Trinitarian Reinterpretations, Swain Remains Attentive To Jenson's Concerns And Insights. In The Process, Swain Sheds New Light On What It Means For The Ecumenical Trinitarian Tradition To Advocate A Truly Evangelical Doctrine Of The Trinity In The Wake Of The Twentieth-century Recasting Of The Identity Of The God Of The Gospel.
- 1. The Question Stated
- 2. The State Of The Question
- 3. The Way Of God's Identity According To The Old Testament
- 4. The Way Of God's Identity According To The New Testament
- 5. The Triune Identity
- 6. 'a Father To You': God’s Fatherly Self-determination In The Covenant Of Grace
- 7. Immanuel: The Son Of God’s Self-identification With Humanity In The Incarnation
- 8. 'deluged With Love': The Spirit And The Consummation Of Trinitarian Fellowship
- 9. Conclusion: Grace And Being: Bruce Mccormack On The Gospel’s God