Robert Jenson

Jenson on Cross and Resurrection

Crucifixion is the good that is only dramatically together with the Resurrection. Therefore its Good Friday representation cannot stand by itself, but can be the church’s primary interpretation of the Crucifixion only in one service with celebration of the Resurrection. Crucifixion and Resurrection together are the church’s Pasch, her passing over from being no people to being God’s people, her rescue from alienation to fellowship, her reconciliation. Only as this is enacted in the church as one event is the Crucifixion understood. One is–again– strongly tempted to say: what must happen as the fundamental explanation of atonement is that the ancient single service of the Triddum, “the Three Days,” the continuous enactment of the Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection, covering Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Night, be celebrated.

Jenson, Systematic Theology, Vol. 1, 190.

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