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Persons, powers, and pluralities : toward a Trinitarian theology of culture

Author: Eric G Flett
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Pickwick Publications, ©2011.
Series: Princeton theological monograph series, 158.
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Torrance's work suggests that Christian assumptions in the areas of God, creation, and humanity had an important influence upon the development of Western scientific culture. This book develops each of these areas of Torrance's thought in order to articulate a theology of culture rooted in a Christian understanding of God as triune, creation as contingent, and human persons as stewards created in the image of God.  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas F Torrance; Thomas F Torrance
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric G Flett
ISBN: 1606086588 9781606086582
OCLC Number: 723451083
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--King's College, University of London, 2004.
Description: xi, 253 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Torrance's doctrine of God : the triune Creator --
Torrance's doctrine of creation I : order as contingent --
Torrance's doctrine of creation II : order as redeemed --
Torrance's doctrine of humanity : priests of creation, mediators of order --
Torrance's theology of culture : a social coefficient of knowledge --
Toward a Trinitarian theology of culture : persons, powers, and pluralities.
Series Title: Princeton theological monograph series, 158.
Responsibility: Eric G. Flett.

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Torrance's work suggests that Christian assumptions in the areas of God, creation, and humanity had an important influence upon the development of Western scientific culture. This book develops each of these areas of Torrance's thought in order to articulate a theology of culture rooted in a Christian understanding of God as triune, creation as contingent, and human persons as stewards created in the image of God. Drawn together, these three areas of Torrance's thought suggest that human culture and cultural plurality ultimately originate in the creation of a triune God, mediated through the creative activity of the human creature as it engages in a contingent created order in its attempts to foster human flourishing and to bear witness to its creator. The result is not only a unique contribution to the emerging secondary material on Torrance's work, but also a contribution to the field of theology of culture as a systematic locus in its own right.

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