Item description for The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons by Thomas F. Torrance...
In this ground-breaking work, T.F. Torrance aims to clarify understanding of the most profound article of Christian Faith, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. The Trinity is gounded upon God's historical self-revelation in Jesus Christ. It is presented in this work as teaching which is implicit in the New Testament revelation and in the worship of the Early Church, rather than as a logical derivation from other aspects of Christian doctrine. Adopting a holistic approach, Torrance explains the inter-relatedness of the three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and their dynamic Communion in the Truine Being and Nature of God. Combining immense academic range with new theological perpectives, Torrance expounds the basic teaching of the ancient Catholic Church and builds a significant bridge between ancient and modern, Catholic and Evangelical theory. Thomas F. Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh.
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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Dec 20, 2001
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers
ISBN 0567088294 ISBN13 9780567088291
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More About Thomas F. Torrance
The Very Revd Thomas F. Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh.
Thomas F. Torrance was born in 1913 and died in 2007.
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Very good, thorough, and deep Feb 8, 2008
This is a very detailed study of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. He writes from a Barthian perspective within the Reformed tradition (Church of Scotland). However he interacts seriously with St. Athanasias and the Cappodocian Fathers. This much you can get from the back of the book. What I found compelling about the book was the commitment to the truth of the doctrine. He is writing about something that he believes is absolutely important and necessary. He is not sitting outside of the community of faith studying the history and details of an odd social belief. He is standing within the community telling all, inside and out, about this grand truth and the consequences that flow from it. But this is not a piece of polemic. This is research, contemplation, and conclusions. He delves deep and assumes any intellectual will see the manifest truth of that into which he digs. Surprisingly orthodox from a modern theologian who is writing as a modern theologian. Nothing like this has come out of more obvious conservative circles, not such a confident commitment to one of the most basic of christian doctrines. The great theme of this book is that God really is as God has revealed himself to us. To know God in Christ through the Holy Spirit is to know the majesty and glory on high. His style is dense, but his repetitions help and he steers away from very technical language (except that which he spends a lot of time explaining why such are necessary).
pastor Oct 20, 2007
The book arrived in excellent condition. I have not read the contents yet, but intend to next week.