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REMEMBERING ROBERT W. JENSON (1930-2017)

by William Storrar

Members of the Center of Theological Inquiry will be saddened to learn of the death of Robert Jenson on September 5th, 2017. Jens, as he was affectionately known to all, served as the Senior Scholar for Research during the directorship of Dr. Wallace Alston. After retiring in 2004, he later returned at my invitation to work as a CTI member on his theological commentary on Ezekiel. During his time as Senior Scholar, he brought his brilliance as a theologian to bear on all aspects of the Center's research program: chairing meetings with the resident members to discuss their work in progress, enriched by his learned insights (and by his beloved wife Blanche's legendary hospitality); providing them with valued feedback on their draft writings; and advising Dr. Alston on the research groups that produced a series of multi-authored volumes, including his own characteristically succinct contributions. We offer our condolences to Blanche and family, and give thanks for one of the great theologians of our time. The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 3:00pm in Trinity Church, Princeton. 

William Storrar, Director