An Introduction to Torrance Theology: Discovering the Incarnate Saviour

Front Cover
Gerrit Scott Dawson
A&C Black, Sep 1, 2007 - Religion - 192 pages
For more than six decades, the brothers Torrance--Thomas, James and David—have had a tremendous influence on the theological world. They and particularly TF Torrance, have a devoted following world-wide and particularly in the US.  Their high view of the fully human, fully divine Jesus is built upon the foundation of the Patristic writers, and the great Reformers from Calvin to Barth. 

Working in both pastoral and academic settings, the Torrances have stressed the profound implications of Christology for the mission of their Church and the daily life of Christians.  Today, a generation of their students around the world find themselves in positions of pastoral and theological leadership. The focus of this book is the person of Christ (christology), a subject central to the Torrance theological vision and one which has had great influence on the presbyterian church. The contributors explore the contemporary relevance of Torrance Christology  in such areas as the nature of Christ, the atonement, the ministry of the Church, epistemology and inclusion in Christ.  The result is a book that offers both a fresh introduction to the Torrance tradition even as it advances the Torrance thought along fresh avenues of theological exploration.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Discovering the Incarnate Saviour of the World
1
1 Who is the Incarnate Saviour of the World?
23
T F Torrance on the Atonement
33
The Significance of Christs Assuming a Fallen Human Nature in the Torrance Theology
55
4 The Realist Epistemology of Thomas F Torrance
75
The Theological Vision of James B Torrance
103
Reflections at the Interface Between Reformed Theology and Current Trends in Worship
121
7 The Christian Life and Our Participation in Christs Continuing Ministry
135
8 The Hermeneutical Nightmare and the Reconciling Work of Jesus Christ
157
About the Authors
175
Index
177
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Gerit Dawson is Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bibliographic information