T. F. Torrance

T. F. Torrance

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567030856

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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T. F. Torrance is widely regarded as the most significant British academic theologian of the twentieth century. He is especially noted for his ground-breaking contribution to the study of the relationship of Christian theology and the natural sciences. He is unquestionably one of the most prolific of theological writers and is the most senior member of the nearest thing to a 'theological dynasty' that Great Britain has ever produced. Here, Alister McGrath, himself one of this country's leading theologians, traces the development of Torrance's theological thought and provides a comprehensive account of his life and career. Particular attention is paid to the important role played by Torrance in the English-language reception of the theology of Karl Barth, and to his pioneering engagement with the relation between theology and science. While making extensive reference to Torrance's published works, McGrath also draws on important unpublished writings and private papers. The book contains many unpublished photograhs, together with a complete bibliography of Torrance's works.

Thomas F. Torrance

Thomas F. Torrance

Author: Paul D. Molnar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317010470

Category: Religion

Page: 423

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This book provides an important study of the theology of Thomas F. Torrance, who is generally considered to have been one of the most significant theologians writing in English during the twentieth century, with a view toward showing how his theological method and all his major doctrinal views were shaped by his understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity. Torrance pursued a theology that was realist because he attempted to think in accordance with the unique nature of the object that is known. In holding to such a methodology, he drew an analogy between theology and natural science. This book demonstrates how, for Torrance, God relates with humanity within time and space so that creation finds its meaning in relation to God and not in itself; this enabled him to avoid many theological pitfalls such as agnosticism, subjectivism and dualism while explaining the positive implications of various Christian doctrines in a penetrating and compelling manner. This book offers an important resource for students of theology and for scholars who are interested in seeing how serious dogmatic theology shapes and should shape our understanding of the Christian life.

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Thomas F. Torrance

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830824588

Category: Religion

Page: 489

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This companion volume to T. F. Torrance's Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ presents the material on the work of Christ, centered in the atonement, given originally in his lectures delivered to his students in Christian Dogmatics on Christology at New College, Edinburgh, from 1952-1978. Like the first volume, the original lecture material has been expertly edited by Robert Walker, complete with cross-reference to Torrance's other works. Readers will find this the most readable work of Torrance and, together with Incarnation, the closest to a systematic theology we have from this eminent theologian.

Thomas F. Torrance and the Orthodox-Reformed Theological Dialogue

Thomas F. Torrance and the Orthodox-Reformed Theological Dialogue

Author: Jason R. Radcliff

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498226318

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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In this volume, Jason Radcliff offers an introduction, critical appreciation, and constructive extension of the Orthodox-Reformed Theological Dialogue spearheaded by Thomas F. Torrance in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Focusing upon the Greek Patristic foundations of the Dialogue, as seen particularly in the "shared rapport" between Torrance and Archbishop Methodios Fouyas as well as the monumental theological outcome of the Dialogue, "The Agreed Statement on the Holy Trinity," a document that claims to cut behind the issue of the filioque, this book also highlights some of the notable conversations that went on "behind the scenes" of the Dialogue as seen in the photos, the unpublished Official Minutes, and correspondence between Torrance and other major figures, namely George Dragas, Methodios Fouyas, and The Patriarch of Constantinople himself, about such topics such as the Athanasian doctrine of the Trinity, Barthian Christocentrism, and John Zizioulas' existentialism. The book includes selections from unpublished minutes and photographs as well as out-of-print documents--such as Torrance's "Memoranda on Orthodox/Reformed Relations" and "Common Reflection" as well as "The Agreed Statement on the Holy Trinity." Radcliff argues that the Dialogue's ecumenical use and creative interpretation of the Trinitarian and Christocentric theology of the Greek Fathers is profoundly relevant for contemporary Trinitarian theology.

T&T Clark Handbook of Thomas F. Torrance

T&T Clark Handbook of Thomas F. Torrance

Author: Paul D. Molnar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567670526

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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This handbook explores Thomas F. Torrance's importance in modern theology, with each contribution bringing Torrance's deep and nuanced insights to a broad range of contemporary theological concerns. The contributors to this volume present cutting-edge Torrance scholarship for a new generation, which will enable readers to see the timely significance of Torrance for today. Comprising both contexts and dogmatics, these essays not only introduce key themes in Torrance's extensive published writings – including his work on the Trinity, ecumenism, incarnation, atonement, and eschatology - but also provide fresh interpretations fully conversant with theological problems facing the church in the world today. Designed as both a guide for students and a reference point for scholars, this handbook thoroughly explores the frameworks of key debates related to Torrance's theology, while also suggesting fresh interpretative strategies concerning his thought.

Thomas F. Torrance and the Church Fathers

Thomas F. Torrance and the Church Fathers

Author: Jason Robert Radcliff

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227904688

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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In this volume, Jason Radcliff examines T. F. Torrance's reading of the church fathers. Radcliff explores how Torrance reconstructs the patristic tradition, producing a Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical version of the Consensus Patrum (Consensus of the Fathers). This book investigates how Torrance uniquely understands the Fathers and the Reformers to be mutually informing and how, as such, his approach involves significant changes to both standard readings of the Fathers and Torrance's own Reformed evangelical tradition. Torrance's approach is distinctive in its Christocentric rootedness in the primary theme of the Nicene homoousion (of one essence [with the Father]) and its champion Athanasius of Alexandria. The book explores Torrance's inherently broad ecclesiology and constructive achievements, both of which contribute to his ongoing ecumenical relevance.

T. F. Torrance’s Christological Anthropology

T. F. Torrance’s Christological Anthropology

Author: Christopher G. Woznicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000590456

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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This book demonstrates the promise of Christology for developing Scottish theologian T. F. Torrance’s theological anthropology. T. F. Torrance’s Christological Anthropology: Discerning Humanity in Christ engages with several key themes in Torrance’s theological anthropology and considers how each one of these topics—anthropological method, the metaphysics of human nature, the imago Dei, personhood, vocation, human destiny—can be further developed in light of Christ. Christopher Woznicki argues that Christology not only holds promise for the task of developing Torrance’s insights on humanity but also for developing a constructive account of humanity. The volume is valuable reading for scholars of T. F. Torrance’s theology and for those who are interested in the role of Christology in theological anthropology.

Incarnation

Incarnation

Author: Thomas F. Torrance

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830824595

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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This first of two volumes comprises Thomas F. Torrance's lectures delivered to students in Christian Dogmatics on Christology at New College, Edinburgh, from 1952 to 1978. In eight chapters these expertly edited lectures focus on the meaning and significance of the incarnation and the person of Christ.

T. F. Torrance's Reconstruction of Natural Theology

T. F. Torrance's Reconstruction of Natural Theology

Author: Alexander J. D. Irving

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793600523

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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This book elucidates T. F. Torrance’s reconstruction of natural theology as it appears within its intellectual context and broader Christological method. Irving argues that Torrance’s work on natural theology is an important affirmation of the priority of grace in theological method and knowledge alongside the integrity of human agency.

The Nature of Doctrine in T.F. Torrance's Theology

The Nature of Doctrine in T.F. Torrance's Theology

Author: Elmer M. Colyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579108045

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Thomas F. Torrance is considered by many to be the most important English-speaking theologian of the last fifty years. Torrance has written extensively (over six hundred items) on nearly every theme in theology, especially theological method and the nature of theology. Yet little secondary literature about his theology has been published to date. The significance of this book by Elmer M. Colyer is that it discusses a theme (the nature of doctrine) that takes readers into the heart of Torrance's critical realist epistemology, theological method and understanding of the nature and purpose of theology. Colyer also contributes significantly to the ongoing conversation concerning the nature of doctrine, since Torrance's understanding of doctrine moves considerably beyond the work of George Lindbeck (The Nature of Doctrine) and Alister McGrath (The Genesis of Doctrine) in this area.

Thomas F. Torrance and the Church Fathers

Thomas F. Torrance and the Church Fathers

Author: Jason Robert Radcliff

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227904664

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 647

In this volume, Jason Radcliff examines T. F. Torrance's reading of the church fathers. Radcliff explores how Torrance reconstructs the patristic tradition, producing a Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical version of the Consensus Patrum (Consensus of the Fathers). This book investigates how Torrance uniquely understands the Fathers and the Reformers to be mutually informing and how, as such, his approach involves significant changes to both standard readings of the Fathers and Torrance's own Reformed evangelical tradition. Torrance's approach is distinctive in its Christocentric rootedness in the primary theme of the Nicene homoousion (of one essence [with the Father]) and its champion Athanasius of Alexandria. The book explores Torrance's inherently broad ecclesiology and constructive achievements, both of which contribute to his ongoing ecumenical relevance.

The School of Faith

The School of Faith

Author: Thomas F. Torrance

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579100209

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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With this book, Thomas Torrance purposes to gather together in a single volume all Catechisms officially authorized and employed by the Church of Scotland since the Reformation, so that they may be conveniently studied together.