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T. F. Torrance: An Intellectual Biography

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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 ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published May 10th 2006 by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (first published 1999)
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Jacob Aitken
This book is divided into two parts: a brief treatment of Torrance's life and an examination of his thought. His parents were missionaries to China and fostered a deep piety and evangelistic zeal in the young Torrance. Torrance grew up reading the bible through each year. His dad could repeat the Psalms and Romans by heart.

Of particular interest is Torrance's lectureships in America, ironically at liberal institutions. They were not ready for his evangelistic style of lecturing. Auburn Theologic
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Jul 20, 2013 Kenny rated it it was amazing
T.F. Torrance has been an important theologian for me during my years ministering to faculty and Vanderbilt and now in parish ministry. His groundbreaking work on the interface of the natural sciences and theology drew me initially to his writings, and his writings on the the Incarnation, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ have been invaluable to me in parish ministry.

Alister McGrath has provided an wonderful introduction to Torrance's life and thought. Dr. Torrance provided McGrath wit
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Alister Edgar McGrath is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College. He was previously Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College ...more
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