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T&T Clark Handbook of Thomas F. Torrance

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This handbook explores Thomas F. Torrance’s importance in modern theology, with each contribution bringing Torrance’s deep and nuanced insights to a broad range of contemporary theological concerns. The contributors to this volume present cutting-edge Torrance scholarship for a new generation, which will enable readers to see the timely significance of Torrance for today.

Comprising both contexts and dogmatics, these essays not only introduce key themes in Torrance’s extensive published writings—including his work on the Trinity, ecumenism, incarnation, atonement, and eschatology—but also provide fresh interpretations fully conversant with theological problems facing the church in the world today. Designed as both a guide for students and a reference point for scholars, this handbook thoroughly explores the frameworks of key debates related to Torrance's theology, while also suggesting fresh interpretative strategies concerning his thought.

  • Introduces key themes in Torrance’s extensive published writings
  • Provides a guide for students and a reference point for scholars
  • Explores the frameworks of key debates related to Torrance’s theology

Part I: Contexts

  • Why Read Torrance Today?, Ivor J. Davidson
  • Thomas F. Torrance as a Scottish Theologian, David Fergusson
  • Thomas F. Torrance and Ecumenism, Joel Scandrett
  • Thomas F. Torrance and Karl Barth: Similarities and Differences, Paul D. Molnar
  • Thomas F. Torrance’s Influence upon Ray Anderson’s Paradigm of a Practical Theology of Ministry, Todd Speidell
  • Thomas F. Torrance: Historian of Dogma, Jason R. Radcliff
  • Theological Science Then and Now, Travis Stevick

Part II: Dogmatics

  • Thomas F. Torrance on the Doctrine of Revelation, John C. McDowell
  • The Importance of the Personal in the Onto-relational Theology of Thomas F. Torrance, Gary W. Deddo
  • Thomas F. Torrance and the Trinity, Christopher R. J. Holmes
  • Incarnation and Atonement, Thomas A. Noble
  • The Innovative Fruitfulness of an/en-hypostasis in Thomas F. Torrance, Robert T. Walker
  • “Jesus Christ Is Our Human Response to God”: Divine and Human Agency in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance, Christian D. Kettler
  • Thomas F. Torrance and Ecclesiology, Kate Tyler
  • “Not I, but Christ”: Thomas F. Torrance on the Christian Life, E. Jerome Van Kuiken
  • Theologia Is Eusebia: Thomas F. Torrances Church Homiletics, Myk Habets
  • The End of Ministry: Thomas F. Torrance and Eschatology, Andrew Purves
For many, Thomas F. Torrance’s theology remains a vast, unexplored and intimidating continent. There are dense passages, steep cliffs, but also rewarding vistas, particularly on the relationship of theology and science and the humanity of Jesus Christ—all the more reason to be thankful for this new handbook and its guides.

—Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA

The scope and quality of this fine handbook tells of the importance and continued influence of the Scottish historian of doctrine, theologian, churchman, and ecumenist, Thomas F. Torrance. Those looking for an entrée and orientation to Torrance’s work, as well as those keen to deepen their appreciation of his theology and its legacy, will certainly benefit from the many fine contributions drawn together here.

—Philip G. Ziegler, University of Aberdeen

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