Illuminating Faith – Scripture, Canon, Creed
The series of lectures linked below were presented by Robert Jenson 2009; similar material is covered in his book, Canon and Creed (2010).
These lectures have particular importance for Protestants in view of the emphasis Protestantism places on the biblical text, whether in biblicist or extreme liberal interpretative modes. Jenson honours the biblical text but shows how it is the product of a pre-existing complex of theological commitments. Theology, then, does not only arise from the Bible; it also precedes the Bible. This is important for making judgements about the nature and authority of biblical material.
The following links do not constitute an IF study as such – at some stage in the future we may produce a study document to assist the hearing and discussion of the material. Nevertheless, individuals or groups will discover much to ponder in this extending material on its own!
- Robert Jenson – Lecture 1: Creed, Scripture, and their Modern Alienation
- Robert Jenson – Lecture 2: The Tanakh as Christian Scripture
- Robert Jenson – Lecture 3: The New Testament and Regula Fidei
- Robert Jenson – Lecture 4: The Apostles’ Creed
- Robert Jenson – Lecture 5: The Creed as Critical Theory of Scripture
- Robert Jenson – Lecture 6: Genesis 1:1 and Luke 1:26-38