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Trinity, Time and Sacrament: Christ's Eucharistic Presence in the Theology of Robert W. Jenson

Author(s): Jason M. Curtis

Journal: Journal for Christian Theological Research
ISSN 1087-1624

Volume: 10;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2005;
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A critical analysis of some key elements in Jenson’s theoology, Particularly his trinitarian ontology, where he combines a thoroughgoing knowledge of the tradition with biblical exegesis and philosophical reasoning. What emerges is a trinitarian theology dominated by the concern to overcome any vestige of divine timelessness and replace it with a biblical doctrine of the God who is temporal, yet overcomes temporal contingencies. He does this by linking the divine identities with the temporal “moments,” and by maintaining the priority of the future over the past. This move bears directly upon his view of Eucharist and forces it in a direction that is problematic, viz., that Christ’s presence must be temporally—and by consequence, physically—located.
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