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Trinity, time and ecumenism in Robert Jenson's theology

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dc.contributor.author Verhoef, Anné Hendrik
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-14T08:24:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-14T08:24:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Verhoef, A.H. 2011. Trinity, time and ecumenism in Robert Jenson's theology. NGTT Nederduitse Gereformeerde teologiese tydskrif, 52(1&2):247-256. [http://ngtt.journals.ac.za/pub] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2226-2385 (Online)
dc.identifier.issn 0028-2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7758
dc.description.abstract Robert Jenson, an American Lutheran theologian, is well known as a Trinitarian and ecumenical theologian. In his Trinitarian theology he makes specific choices regarding the relationship between God and time as an attempt to overcome the Hellenistic influences on the early church’s theology, especially about the timelessness of God. Jenson proposes a temporal infinity or timefullness of God, which is central to the relationships within the Trinity. Jenson temporally defines the unity of the Trinity in relation to the claim that God is in fact the mutual life and action of the three persons, Father, Son and Spirit as they move toward the future. In the Trinity’s relationship to time the person Jesus fulfils a very specific role, namely the “specious present”, and this temporal location of Him leads in Jenson’s theology to a very strong ecclesiology and eventually to specific proposals regarding ecumenism. In this article I will investigate this link between Trinity, time and ecumenism in Jenson’s theology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Stellenbosch en_US
dc.subject Robert Jenson en_US
dc.subject trinity en_US
dc.subject time en_US
dc.subject ecumenism en_US
dc.subject eclesiology en_US
dc.subject triniteit en_US
dc.subject tyd en_US
dc.subject ekumene en_US
dc.subject ekklesiologie en_US
dc.title Trinity, time and ecumenism in Robert Jenson's theology en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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