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The Way of God's Identity

Robert W. Jenson

in Systematic Theology

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145984
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848980 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145984.003.0004
The Way of God's Identity

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This chapter explains that the doctrine of Trinity only explicates Israel's faith in a situation in which it is believed that the God of Israel prior to the general resurrection raised one of his servants from the dead. This book follows the minority line of Luther—and, in their various ways, of Barth, the medieval Franciscan schools, the Calvinist “supralapsarians”, and others—and will accept the resultant burdens. For the present purpose, it is suffice to say that something like Barth's teaching must be true: the goal of God's path is just what does in fact happen with Jesus the Christ, and sin and evil belong to God's intent precisely—but only—as they do appear in Christ's victory over them.

Keywords: Trinity; Israel; faith; Luther; supralapsarians; Barth; Jesus; God

Chapter.  6267 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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