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Torrance, Thomas F. (Thomas Forsyth) 1913-2007

Works: 571 works in 1,801 publications in 3 languages and 39,427 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Correspondent, Creator
Classifications: BT75, 230
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On religion : the revelation of God as the sublimation of religion by Karl Barth( )

77 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most important theological work of the 20th century in a new edition! Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics is one of the major theological works of the 20th century. The Swiss-German theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968) was the most original and significant Reformed theologian of the twentieth century. He was one of the central figures in the Confessing Church in Germany, which opposed the Nazi Regime. Barth began the Church Dogmatics in 1932 and continued working on its thirteen volumes until the end of his life. Barth's writings continue to guide and instruct the preaching and teaching of pastors and academics worldwide. The English translation was prepared by a team of scholars and edited by G.W. Bromiley and T.F. Torrance and published from 1936. A team of scholars and specialists at Princeton Theological Seminary have started revising the existing translation. The first step was the translation of Greek, Latin, Hebrew and French passages into English. The original is now presented alongside the English translation. This makes the work more reader friendly and accessible to the growing number of students who do not have a working knowledge of the ancient languages. This new edition with translations is presented for the first time in print. The new edition is presented in a new bigger format and broken down into 31 paperback volumes. - Publisher
Space, time and incarnation by Thomas F Torrance( )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Nicene Creed affirms that the eternal Son of God 'for us and for our salvation came down from heaven', it asserts that God Himself is actively present within the space and time of our world. The philosophical problems that this involves are bound up with Christian theology, and form the subject of this book. Professor Torrance begins with a critique of modern Protestant thinking, and proceeds to examine the place of spatial and temporal elements in basic theological concepts. He then offers a positive account of the relation of the incarnation to space and time. While related to the w
The ground and grammar of theology by Thomas F Torrance( )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Will the theologian ever be reconciled with the scientist? T. F. Torrance discusses the implications for Christian theology of a transition from the two great dualist cosmologies of the past (the Ptolemaic and the Copernican-Newtonian) to a non-dualist Einsteinian cosmology, which might seek to integrate the assumptions of science and religion by elucidating the unity of being and form, substance and structure. Torrance maintains that the continuing dialogue between theological and natural sciences will benefit both fields of study." -- From back cover
Royal priesthood by Thomas F Torrance( )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date ecumenical understanding of the Church and its ministry that cuts across divisions between Catholic and Evangelical, Anglican and Reformed, and includes the ministry of both men and women
Theological science by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and rationality by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this title, Professor Torrance calls for 'a return to theological rationality': theological thinking must not be a construction of man's making but controlled and conditioned by the nature of its object, God, the supreme reality
The trinitarian faith : the evangelical theology of the ancient Catholic Church by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cutting across the divide between East and West and between Catholic and Evangelical, Thomas F. Torrance illuminates our understanding of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. Torrance combines here the Gospel and a theology shaped by Karl Barth and the Church Fathers, and offers his readers a unique synthesis of the Nicene Creed. This volume remains a tremendously helpful resource on the doctrine of the Trinity and the Nicene Creed. The new introduction for this Cornerstones edition is written by Myk Habets, the leading Thomas F. Torrance scholar today."--
Divine and contingent order by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the implications of the Judaeo-Christian claim for our understanding of the universe that it is contingent: freely created by God out of nothing, and having an existence, freedom, and rational order of its own while still dependent on him. Professor Torrance argues that this claim made possible the development of western empirical science, but that Newtonian physics obscured the connection between the rational order of nature and the Christian doctrine of creation. He shows how modern relativity and quantum theories have once again drawn attention to the significance of contingence, and imply that the universe is found to be consistently rational only if it is dependent on a creative rationality beyond it. He considers finally the disorderly elements in the universe, both physical and moral, and argues that the doctrine of incarnation as well as of creation is necessary to deal with the intellectual problems which they raise"--Bloomsbury Publishing
Calvin's doctrine of man by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has been my attempt to lay bare Calvin's own thought and to present it as far as possible in his own way and in his own words. Traditional Calvinism I have studiously avoided, and have made no reference to works on Calvin, ancient or modern, so that this presentation might be free from the imputation of partisanship in any of the different schools, such as that of the Dutch Calvinists, or that of W. Niesel and the late Peter Barth. Consequently, the bulk of the book consists of citations gathered from all over Calvin's works, and arranged together with as little explanatory material of my own as was necessary. I am conscious that in the very arrangement of this material, as also in the exposition, interpretation has been unavoidable, but it is, I believe, in the direction in which Calvin's own thought moves as it is drawn out, particularly in its relevance to the modern theological debate."--Preface, page 7
Theology in reconstruction by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical footnotes and indexes. Given by Drs. Jonathan and Susan Sachs in honor of Drs. Franklin and Marcia Sachs Littell
Christian theology and scientific culture by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we react to the claim that physics must now be regarded as one of the liberal arts, for in its description of the universe it sets the stage for the drama of human life? If modern science has now become the dominant culture, how does Christianity look within it? What difference does the Christian idea of the contingence of nature make to science today? What difference does it make for Christian thought and culture to move away from the old idea of the world as a closed mechanical system of cause and effect into the new idea of the world as an open dynamic system configured by the behavior of light, the fastest messenger in the universe? These are some of the questions discussed in the light of James Clerk Maxwell's discoveries of the mathematical properties of light, and of Albert Einstein's generalization of the new understanding of light for a radically new and exciting view of nature that has made space travel possible and enabled us to trace the expansion of the universe back to conditions near its beginning. This is not a defensive book about science and religion in the usual vein. It is concerned rather with the deep mutual relation and respect of Christian and scientific thought for each other, and shows how this relationship throws new light upon basic Christian doctrines. This volume also warns against the dangers of a reactionary retreat from the rigors of scientific thought into fuzzy mythological interpretations of the incarnation, and calls for a deeper appreciation of the Nicene Creed upon which all Christendom rests
Karl Barth : an introduction to his early theology, 1910-1931 by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space, time, and resurrection by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2019 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sequel to Space, Time and Incarnation. Professor Torrance attempts to set out the biblical approach to the Resurrection in terms of the intrinsic significance of the resurrected one, Jesus; and demonstrates that the Resurrection is entirely consistent with who Jesus was and what he did. The Resurrection is thus taken realistically, and treated as of the same nature, in the integration of physical and spiritual existence, as the death of Christ. All this is elucidated in the context of modern scientific thought, in such a way as to show that far from being frightened by modern science into a compromise of the NT message of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in body, it actually allows us to take its full measure."--Bloomsbury Publishing
The Christian doctrine of God : one being three persons by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Trinity is grounded 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 an holistic approach, Professor Torrance explains the inter-relatedness of the three Persons - Father, Son the Holy Spirit - and their dynamic Communion in the Triune Being and Nature of God." "Combining immense academic range with new theological perspectives, Professor Torrance expounds in a rigorous way the basic teaching of the ancient Catholic Church and builds a significant bridge between ancient and modern, Catholic and Evangelical theology."--Jacket
Theology in reconciliation : essays towards Evangelical and Catholic unity in East and West by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

21 editions published between 1875 and 1996 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with the issue of church unity and the ecumenical movement, Professor Torrance reminds Christians in a collection of essays that any theology which is faithful to the gospel must be a theology of reconciliation
The doctrine of grace in the Apostolic Fathers by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

25 editions published between 1948 and 1996 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.F. Torrance aims in this book to discover how and why there came about in the early history of the Christian Church the enormous difference that exists between the faith of the New Testament and that of the second and third centuries. He explores how the concept of grace is distinctively characteristic of every doctrine of the New Testament, and yet at the same time is the most sensitive to change
Reality and evangelical theology by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by Thomas F. Torrance, is a collection of lectures on theological and biblical interpretation of divine revelation
The mediation of Christ by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrants and immigration have always been central to Canadians' perception of themselves as a country and as a society. In this history, Valerie Knowles describes the different kinds of immigrants who have settled in Canada, and the immigration policies that have helped to define the character of Canadian immigrants over the centuries. Key policymakers and moulders of public opinion figure prominently in this stroy, as does the role played by racism. This new and revised edition contains additional material on immigration to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, sections on the evacuee children of the Second World War and Canadian War Brides, and material relating to significant developments in the immigration and refugee field since 1996. Special attention is paid to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of 2001
The Christian frame of mind : reason, order, and openness in theology and natural science by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian Frame of Mind: Reason, Order, and Openness in Theology and Natural Science is an exhilarating exploration by one of this century's premier theologians of the relationship between science and theology. This collection of essays, which focuses on themes central to Thomas F. Torrance's lifelong work of integrating Judaeo-Christian theology and natural science, illuminates the distinctive contribution of the Christian frame of mind to human life and thought particularly in the rise of modern science. Arguing to close the gap between theological and natural science erroneously opened by 'the narrow-minded rationalism of the Enlightenment,' Dr. Torrance builds upon the work of scientists such as James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein, and Michael Polanyi in promoting dialogue between the two disciplines. The resultant conversation is a brilliant and stirring analysis of common ground in scientific and theological inquiry. Torrance discards a dualist separation for a unitary understanding of reality, in which the invisible guides the interpretation of the visible as scientist and theologian alike adopt self critical openness and the auditive mode of inquiry in response to the pressing questions of their task. Dr. Torrance urges this unitary understanding of the intelligibility of the universe as a shared goal of science and theology. His vision of a foundational convergence between them, where the 'boundary points' of contingent reality find their reference in the transcendent, uncreated reality of the Word of God is breathtaking in beauty and scope. The introduction by Dr. W. Jim Neidhardt, physics professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, provides a lucid summary of key themes in Torrance's lifelong integrative work
Reality and scientific theology by Thomas F Torrance( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author argues for a rigorous scientific theology under the double constraint of the reality of God and the reality of the world of space and time. Careful attention is given to the common commitment of theological and natural science to objective knowledge, and the deeply natural relation between knowledge of God the Creator and knowledge of the world he has made. Stress is laid upon the stratified structure of theology and the need for a radical simplification and unification of Christian doctrine. Is theology the 'science of God', and is it concerned with objective knowledge like natural science? Is there a natural theology and how is it related to knowledge of God through divine relation? How is the community of faith within which dogmatic theology arises related to the social coefficient of scientific inquiry? What is the place of mysticism and of art in theology? Does theology have a special notion of truth, and does it have its own inner logic and structure? These are some of the main questions which this book seeks to answer
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Space, time and incarnationThe ground and grammar of theologyRoyal priesthoodTheological scienceGod and rationalityThe trinitarian faith : the evangelical theology of the ancient Catholic ChurchDivine and contingent orderCalvin's doctrine of man
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토렌스, 토마스 F. 1913-2007

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