How To Read T. F. Torrance

Understanding His Trinitarian and Scientific Theology

By Elmer M. Colyer

How To Read T. F. Torrance

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  • ISBN: 9781556357732
  • Pages: 394
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00

How To Read T. F. Torrance

Understanding His Trinitarian and Scientific Theology

By Elmer M. Colyer

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  • ISBN: 9781556357732
  • Pages: 394
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00

About-

Thomas F. Torrance is regarded as one of the foremost Reformed theologians of the second half of the twentieth century. He taught for thirty years at New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, until his retirement in 1979. He has written extensively, contributing more than twenty major works of theology and hundreds of articles in a variety of languages.

In this book Elmer Coyler provides access to Torrance's voluminous writings. Demonstrating the profoundly trinitarian and evangelical spirit of Torrance's theology, Coyler also captures his concern to formulate a renewed theological method in the tradition of Athanasius. Coyler helps us see how, in Torrance's view and practice, a truly scientific approach must be godly in order to be accurate and faithful.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Elmer Coyler has written the long-needed American introduction to the life and thought of Thomas Torrance in this brilliant and wide-ranging work. The author takes the reader into the mind of a unique theologian who has earned the esteem of natural scientists for his contribution to their discipline and of theologians for his profound treatment of trinitarian and christological doctrine, as well as for his faithful translation and interpretation of Barth's Church Dogmatics. The book will greatly help to give Torrance the attention he deserves on this side of the Atlantic."
--Gabriel Fackre, Abbot Professor of Christian Theology Emeritus, Andover Newton Theological School

"T. F. Torrance is the most important English-speaking theologian of the last fifty years, yet until now we have had no full-scale account of his work. Elmer colyer has done great service by entering into the inner depths of Torrance's theology in order to bring it to coherent expression in a systematic and thorough way. This careful and sympathetic study deserves to be widely read."
--Andrew Purves, Hugh Thomson Kerr Professor of Pastoral Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

"This is probably the best concise introduction to the whole sweep of Torrance's thought that is at present available. It integrates the biblical, patristic, and dogmatic dimensions in Torrance's treatment of the classic themes of Christian doctrine and so gives most helpful orientation both in the themes themselves and in Torrance's later work--which will assist readers in undertaking further study of their own."
--Alasdair Heron, Chair of Reformed Theology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

"Elmer colyer's faithful exposition will serve as an invaluable resource for all seeking entry into Torrance's thoughts. His careful systematization sheds light on fundamental issues in Torrance's theology that have been missed by previous commentators. This volume will be of great help in rendering more accessible this unjustly neglected corpus of theological work."
--P. Mark Achtemeier, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

"Elmer colyer provides a definitive introduction that not only smoothes the way for beginners but also clarifies questions of interest to much more experienced readers. colyer's own theological insight allows him to pull together various threads in Torrance's work and highlight its unity and originality. This masterful introduction to Torrance marks colyer both as a leading interpreter of Torrance and as a significant thinker on his own right."
--S. Mark Heim, Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Newton Theological School

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Elmer M. Colyer

Bio(s)-

Elmer M. Colyer is Professor of Historical Theology and Stanley Professor of Wesley Studies, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He has also edited Evangelical Theology in Transition: Theologians in Dialogue with Donald Bloesch (IVP).

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