Robert Jenson on belief in Christ

“If infinity is not the infinity of God, it must be the infinity of the world, that is, of nothingness. The one who hears the call of infinity must believe either in Christ or in nothing. Insofar as the call of infinity has been an actual historical phenomenon in the West, and insofar as we have various heard it, radical faith and nihilism have repeatedly and with increasing urgency posited themselves as our only choices; we need affirm the systems of neither Søren Kierkegaard nor Jean-Paul Sartre to see that each of us must in a deep sense be the one or the other.”

–Robert W. Jenson, The Triune Identity: God According to the Gospel (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2002), 169.

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