Robert Jenson's Pneumatological Contribution: An Engagement

I argue that Robert Jenson's pneumatology, as it is developed in his Systematic Theology, secures the personhood of the Holy Spirit by emphasizing the narrative and eschatological dimensions of God's being. While Jenson successfully eludes the problem of abstraction implicit in many classi...

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Subtitles:Symposium: The Theology of Robert W. Jenson, Part 1
Main Author: Hoyum, John W (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage Publishing [2019]
In: Pro ecclesia
Year: 2019, Volume: 28, Issue: 2, Pages: 178-192
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Jenson, Robert W. 1930-2017 / Luther, Martin 1483-1546 / Holy Spirit / Trinity
IxTheo Classification:KAG Church history 1500-1648; Reformation; humanism; Renaissance
KAJ Church history 1914-; recent history
KDD Protestant Church
NBC Doctrine of God
NBG Pneumatology; Holy Spirit
Further subjects:B Proclamation
B Pneumatology
B Trinity
B Ecclesiology
B Sacramental Theology
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Summary:I argue that Robert Jenson's pneumatology, as it is developed in his Systematic Theology, secures the personhood of the Holy Spirit by emphasizing the narrative and eschatological dimensions of God's being. While Jenson successfully eludes the problem of abstraction implicit in many classic pneumatological approaches, I suggest that his reconstructed pneumatology fails to go far enough to personalize the Spirit in narrative concrescence. To push Jenson's insight to a further, yet more salutary, extent, I enlist the pneumatology of Martin Luther, whose understanding of proclamation in word and sacrament provides an adequately historical, eschatological, narrative frame for a fully personal account of the Holy Spirit.
ISSN:2631-8334
Contains:Enthalten in: Pro ecclesia
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/1063851219842398