In this book, the problem of the reality of salvation is addressed by T.F. Torrance's doctrine of "the vicarious humanity of Christ." Through this approach, salvation as humanization is affirmed, yet without the problems of anthropocentric theologies. This book is unique in that it offers both a survey of contemporary Christian thinking on salvation as well as a constructive alternative based on Torrance's doctrine, a significant yet neglected contribution to modern theology.
Christian D. Kettler
Christian D. Kettler is Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Theologian in Residence at the Church of the Savior in Wichita. He is the author of The God Who Believes: Faith, Doubt, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ (Cascade, 2005), Reading Ray S. Anderson: Theology as Ministry, Ministry as Theology (Pickwick, 2010), and coeditor (with Todd H. Speidell) of Incarnational Ministry: The Presence of Christ in Church, Society, and Family: Essays in Honor of Ray S. Anderson (Wipf and Stock, 2009).