By Robert W. Jenson
Systematic Theology is the capstone of Robert Jenson's lengthy and sitinguished profession as a theologian, being a full-scale systematic/dogmatic theology within the vintage layout. this can be the second one and concluding quantity of the paintings, and considers the works of God, studying such issues because the nature and position of the Church, and God's works of construction.
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No. Would the world have been another world without any particular selection of these? No. For sins and for horrors we can only repent and weep. Nevertheless we may give the last word to Maximus Confessor, a man better acquainted with horror than most, and to the story of Jesus: "The one who knows the mystery of the cross and the tomb, knows the reasons of things. "41 Maximus's knowledge is that of initiates, into a mystery-event. Those who are baptized into Christ's death and say "Amen" to the Eucharist's prayers and behold the Fraction of the bread that is Christ's body, these are the ones who know the goodness of the creation, also as it is plotted by Christ's suffering, and so also, somehow, as it is plotted by the sin for which he suffered and the evil that he suffered.
In so great a degree in any other way . . This is not owing to the nature . . of sin, considered in itself—for it tends to directly the contrary, to dishonor him ... 39 Further: "The counsel of God's own will determined whether there should be any such thing as sin ... " But then the step over the edge: the existence of sin and God's will to overcome it "are so united and blended together, the one implying the other, that all . . "40 It is the mutual "implying" and the rational "plan" that we dare not assert.
God can himself be the purpose of his own act to create without absorbing his creation, in that God who is God's own future is another person than God as the one who has this future. Finally, one must ask what precisely the Son mediates, as mediator of creation. The suggestion here made: he mediates between the Father's originating 46. Peter Widdicombe, Th e Fatherhood o f God from Origen to Athanasius (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994), 146-174. 47. Wolfhart Pannenberg, Systematische Theologie, 2:36. 48.
Systematic Theology: Volume 2: The Works of God by Robert W. Jenson