The Triune God // Robert W. Jenson.
Claiming Athanasius, the Cappadocian Fathers, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, and the whole of Scriptures on his side, Jenson drops the bomb that is his catastrophic assertion that God is not timeless, but is timed. In other words, Jenson takes Barth’s notable quote, “Atonement is history,” to its noetic heights: the Triune God is history. As a rambunctious theologian, Jenson masterfully swings philosophical and theological acrobatics with rigor and vigor–the Jenson-train cannot be stopped. The temptation to dismiss “an old man and his rants” is enticing, yet this is one man and one rant that demand critical and appreciative analysis.