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Torrance

Paperback|May 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...


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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 account of his life and career. Particular attention is paid to the important role played by Torrance in the English-language reception of the theology of Karl Barth, and to his pioneering engagement with the relation between theology and science. While making extensive reference to Torrance's published works, McGrath also draws on important unpublished writings and private papers. The book contains many unpublished photographs, together with a complete bibliography of Torrance's works.

Table of Contents

Photographs and Maps
Introduction
Part One: The Emergence of a Scientific Theologian
1. Childhood: Sichuan, China: 1913-27
2. Education: Scotland and Beyond, 1927-38
3. America: Auburn Theological Seminary, 1938-9
4. Parish and Wartime Service, 1940-50
5. Professor at Edinburgh, 1950-79
Part Two: The Contours of a Scientific Theology Introduction
6. Torrance and British Barth-Reception
7. Revelation and Salvation: The Place of Jesus Christ in Christian Theology
8. The Place and Purpose of Natural Theology
9. Theology and the Natural Sciences
Epilogue
Curriculum Vitae
Unpublished Sources
A Complete Bibliography of the Published Writings of Thomas F. Torrance 1941-
Index

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Alister E McGrath

Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .


McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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