Robert Jenson on the pre‐existence of Christ

Modern Theology 23 (1):27-45 (2007)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In his recent two‐volume Systematic Theology, Robert Jenson offers an account of Christ's pre‐existence that is, in several important respects, an original contribution to the literature. In this article, I offer a critical interaction with Jenson's doctrine. In particular, I show that what Jenson has to say about divine eternity and the relationship between philosophy and theology, have important bearings on his construal of Christ's pre‐existence and, in the final analysis, skew what he has to say on the matter. I conclude that Jenson's account of this doctrine, though suggestive and insightful in several respects, is unsuccessful, indeed, incoherent, as it stands



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 86,507

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

God after God.Robert W. Jenson - 1969 - Indianapolis,: Bobbs-Merrill Co..
The praying animal.Robert W. Jenson - 1983 - Zygon 18 (3):311-325.
The Hauerwas project.Robert W. Jenson - 1992 - Modern Theology 8 (3):285-295.
Can Holiness be a Nota Ecclesiae?Robert W. Jenson - 2006 - Bijdragen 67 (3):245-252.
Justification as a triune event.Dr Robert W. Jenson - 1995 - Modern Theology 11 (4):421-427.
On Robert Jenson’s Trinitarian Thought.Brian K. Sholl - 2002 - Modern Theology 18 (1):27-36.
What if it were true?Robert W. Jenson - 2001 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 43 (1):3-16.
Christ and the moral life.James M. Gustafson - 1968 - Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press.


Added to PP

22 (#581,595)

6 months
5 (#192,757)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references