A Theology in Outline gives an overview of Christian theology as well as an introduction to Jenson's thought. Each chapter treats a major doctrine in Christianity?God, Israel, Resurrection, the Trinity, Creation, and Sin, among others. Unlike Jenson's previous work, this book is influenced by his recent interest in Biblical exegesis. He frames the whole series as a response to an exegesis of the question, "Son of man, can these bones live?" from Ezekiel 37:3. He considers whether the story that God lives with his people can continue, and if the Christian faith itself has become a valley of dry bones.
The lectures provide a single sequence of illustrative conversations for the purpose of introducing beginners to Christian theology. Moreover, A Theology in Outline marks the genuine development in Jenson's thought?a unique work unto itself.
Chapter One: "What is Theology?"
Chapter Two: "Israel"
Chapter Three: "Jesus and Resurrection"
Chapter Four: he Triune God"
Chapter Five: "Creation"
Chapter Six: "The Image of God"
Chapter Seven: "Sin and Salvation"
Chapter Eight: "Church"
Chapter Nine: "Can These Bones Live?"
Indices (Author, Subject, Scripture)
Comprehensive Bibliography of Works by Robert Jenson