Professor Emeritus of Religion
Robert Jenson received his Dr. Theol. from the University of Heidelberg in 1960. He began teaching and writing mostly philosophy, switching definitely into theology during his tenure at Oxford University, 1966 1968.
Since then he has worked as a systematic theologian, in the service of the church. His work has spanned the limits of the discipline, from explorations in the theology of culture and in theological political theory to strictly dogmatic expositions; this is partly because much of his work has been response to requests or assignments, and partly because of native curiosity. In the last months Robert has begun work on a fully systematic theology, that will occupy several years.
Apart from this work, he is involved in the ecumenical movement, in a new think-tank for theology co-founded in Northfield last year; in a number of academic, political and theological working groups; and in the theater.
Robert landscapes a bit around his home, reads history, mysteries, philosophy and a few novels. And most of all, he discusses the world with Blanche Jenson.