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Thomas F. Torrance : an intellectual biography

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Edinburgh : T&T Clark, 1999.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Thomas F Torrance; Thomas Forsyth Torrance; Thomas F Torrance; Thomas F Torrance
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 0567086836 9780567086839
OCLC Number: 42913131
Notes: Spine title: T.F. Torrance.
Description: xiv, 300 p. : ill., facsim., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS --
INTRODUCTION --
THE EMERGENCE OF A SCIENTIFIC THEOLOGIAN --
1. Childhood: Sichuan, 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 Princeton --
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 Barth-Reception --
Barth-reception: regional perspectives --
Scandinavia --
England --
Scotland --
The mechanics of Barth-reception --
The translation: the Church Dogmatics --
The journal: the Scottish Journal of Theology --
The publisher: T&T Clark --
The platform: Edinburgh University Faculty of Divinity --
Torrance on the significance of Barth --
Torrance's use of Barth in the Auburn Lectures, 1938-9 --
Torrance's interpretation of the significance of Barth --
7. 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 --
Athanasius --
Hugh Ross Mackintosh --
Karl Barth --
John Calvin --
Christianity as a trinitarian faith --
The foundations of the doctrine of the Trinity --
The Trinity and the stratification of truth --
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 --
Torrance and the classic Reformed tradition --
Natural theology and the contingency of creation --
Dualism and natural theology --
9. Theology and the Natural Sciences --
Theology and science: Torrance in relation to Barth --
The 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 --
CURRICULUM VITAE --
UNPUBLISHED SOURCES --
A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PUBLISHED WRITINGS OF THOMAS F. TORRANCE 1941- Index.
Other Titles: T.F. Torrance.
Responsibility: Alister E. McGrath.

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