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T.F. Torrance : an intellectual biography

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 2006.
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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  Read more...
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McGrath, Alister E., 1953-
T.F. Torrance.
Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 2006
(DLC) 2006491381
(OCoLC)62225427
Named Person: Thomas F Torrance; Thomas F Torrance
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 9780567044549 0567044548 1283192209 9781283192200
OCLC Number: 741691500
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 300 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: THE EMERGENCE OF A SCIENTIFIC THEOLOGIAN; 1. Childhood: Sichuany China: 1913-27; Thomas Torrance Senior: missionary in Chengdu; Marriage and early family life; Political instability: the decision to leave China; 2. Education: Scotland and Beyond, 1927-38; Edinburgh: the Faculty of Arts, 1931-4; The Faculty of Divinity: New College, 1934-7; The Middle East: the Blackie Fellowship, 1936; Basel: the encounter with Barth, 1937-8; 3. America: Auburn Theological Seminary, 1938-9; The Auburn Lectures on theology. Where next? Chicago and Princeton4. Parish and Wartime Service, 1940-50; Oriel College, Oxford, 1939-40; Parish ministry: Alyth, 1940-3; War service: 1943-5; Parish ministry: from Alyth to Beechgrove, 1945-50; The call to New College, 1950; 5. Professor at Edinburgh, 1950-79; From Church History to Dogmatics; Ecumenical engagement: a Reformed perspective; Barth''s successor at Basel?; PART TWO: THE CONTOURS OF A SCIENTIFIC THEOLOGY; Introduction; 6. Torrance and British Bank-Reception; Barth-reception: regional perspectives; The mechanics of Barth-reception. Torrance on the significance of Barth7. Revelation and Salvation: The Place of Jesus Christ in Christian Theology; Early views: the Auburn Lectures; The Christological foundations of revelation; The relation of Christology and soteriology; Influences on Torrance''s approach to the Trinity; Christianity as a trinitarian faith; 8. The Place and Purpose of Natural Theology; Natural theology and the Reformed tradition; Barth''s critique of natural theology; Torrance''s interpretation of Barth on natural theology; Torrance''s attitude to natural theology; 9. Theology and the Natural Sciences. Theology and science: Torrance in relation to EarthThe Auburn Lectures on science and theology; Theology as a science; Realism in science and theology; The concept of order in theology and science; Michael Polanyi: philosopher of science; Space, time and incarnation; Conclusion; Epilogue; CURRICULUM VITAE; UNPUBLISHED SOURCES; A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PUBLISHED WRITINGS OF THOMAS F. TORRANCE 1941-; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; X.
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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 ac.

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