Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity

Front Cover
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 373 pages
0 Reviews
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity

User Review  - Bobby - Goodreads

Really clear and lucid in unfolding TFT's thought! Read full review

Contents

I
1
II
31
III
73
IV
101
V
137
VI
187
VII
219
VIII
265
IX
325
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Paul D. Molnar (PhD, Fordham University) is professor of systematic theology at St. John's University in Queens, New York. He is the author of Incarnation and Resurrection, Divine Freedom and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity, Karl Barth and the Theology of the Lord's Supper and Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity, and has been published in numerous journals including the Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology and Modern Theology. Molnar is general editor of the Peter Lang Series: Issues in Systematic Theology, editor of the Karl Barth Society of North America Newsletter, membership secretary of the Barth Society and a current board member of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship. He has also served as consulting editor for The Dictionary of Historical Theology and the Scottish Journal of Theology.

Bibliographic information