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A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live?

Robert W. Jenson


This book frames the whole of Christian theology as a response to the question posed by the Lord to the prophet Ezekiel: “Son of man, can these bones live” (Ezekiel 37:3)? By Jenson’s lights, to ask whether these bones can live is to ask, first, whether the story that God lives with his people can continue. Then, too, one can ask: is the Christian faith itself a pile of dead bones? Is Christian theology dead? It is under the impelling pressure of this question that this book seeks to introduce readers to a traditional sequence of topics in Christian theology: God, Trinity, creation, humanity, ... More

Keywords: Christian theology, God, Trinity, creation, humanity, sin, salvation, church, modern theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190214593
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214593.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert W. Jenson, author
Emeritus Senior Scholar for Research, Center for Theological Inquiry