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Robert Jenson’s ecumenical vision based on his Trinitarian thought

By Anné H. Verhoef


The American Lutheran theologian, Robert Jenson, is well known as an ecumenical<br />theologian. He is also well known as a significant and prolific writer of Trinitarian<br />theology during the last forty years. These two themes, Ecumenism and Trinity,<br />are very closely interconnected in Jenson’s life and work. We can say that his<br />Trinitarian theology has been his leitmotiv and inspiration for his life-long ecumenical<br />engagement, and vice versa, that his ecumenical vision and dedication has influenced<br />and motivated his Trinitarian theology in many ways. In this paper I will explore the<br />ecumenical perspectives and proposals Jenson has made as logical implications of his<br />Trinitarian theology. I will argue that his understanding of the relationship between<br />the Trinity and time helped to form his ecumenical vision and contributed to some of<br />his ecumenical proposals. This will give an indication of how Jenson is searching for a<br />theology of the one church of the future

Topics: Robert Jenson, Trinity, Time, Ecumenism, Eucharist, Robert Jenson, Triniteit, Tyd, Ekumene, Eucharistie, Religion (General), BL1-50, Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, BL1-2790, Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, B, DOAJ:Religion, DOAJ:Philosophy and Religion
Publisher: Stellenbosch University
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.5952/52-1-23
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:134b2aa5ba724c9bb7645f36df9f2477
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