A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live? by Robert W. JensonA Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live? by Robert W. Jenson

A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live?

byRobert W. Jenson

Hardcover | March 9, 2016

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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 theatmosphere 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 lesstraditional. 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 apile 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 Christiantheology.
Robert W. Jenson is Emeritus Senior Scholar for Research at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey. He has taught Christian theology at Luther Seminary, Gettysburg Seminary, St. Olaf College, Oxford University, and Princeton University. He is the author of the landmark, two volume work Systematic Theology, (OUP 199...
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Title:A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live?Format:HardcoverDimensions:152 pages, 7.09 × 5.2 × 0.91 inPublished:March 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"As Karl Barth observed long ago, 'greatness' is not something a theologian should aspire to; it is an honorific which may be bestowed by others but not something to be sought. But it is right and proper, then, for me to say of Robert Jenson that he is, in my view, the greatest livingProtestant theologian in the English-speaking world. What is given to us here is an 'outline of dogmatics'--and much more... We all owe a great debt to Adam Eitel for transcribing and editing these lectures so that so that we might have them in monograph form." --Bruce McCormack, Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary