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J. Macleod Campbell (The Nature of the Atonement)

Campbell, J. Macleod.  The Nature of the Atonement.  Eerdmans. Macleod Campbell represents a different stream of Scottish theology.  It is Reformed theology without limited atonement. His argument, to be presented below, is incomplete in many ways.  He really doesn’t develop a … Continue reading

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Review, Torrance, The Incarnation

Torrance, Thomas.  The Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsityPress, 2008.  Ed. Robert T. Walker. These are collections of his lectures on Christology spanning his entire career.  As far as Torrance’s works go, this book is quite … Continue reading

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Review: Torrance, Space, Time, and Incarnation

Torrance, Thomas F. Space, Time, and Incarnation.  Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1969 [1997]. At barely 90 pages of text, Thomas Torrance wrote a book on cosmology that shocked the theological world.  If his arguments in this book obtain, then all … Continue reading

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Review: Theological Science (Thomas Torrance)

Torrance, Thomas F. Theological Science. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1969 [1996]. If Torrance’s works on the Incarnation and Atonement are his doctrinal magnum opi, this is his theological magnum opus. It demands much from the reader, as Torrance is dealing … Continue reading

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Person of Jesus Christ (Hugh Ross Mackintosh)

Mackintosh, Hugh Ross.  Person of Jesus Christ.  T & T Clark. Mackintosh gives us a fine little devotional tract geared (if not always directly) around the full self-revelation of God in Jesus Christ. Theme: In Christ there is a perfect revelation … Continue reading

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Thomas Torrance: Reality and Evangelical Theology

Torrance, T. F. Reality and Evangelical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsityPress, reprint 1999. There is an ontological connection between our minds and reality. Whenever we sever these with dualisms, we will see the effects of the breach. Rather, evangelical theology … Continue reading

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Scottish Theology (Thomas Torrance)

John Knox The Death of Christ God does not love us because of what Christ has done, but rather because he loves us he came in Christ (Torrance 19). Torrance says limited atonement implies a Nestorian heresy.  Perhaps, but he … Continue reading

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Mediation of Christ (Thomas Torrance)

This is probably the single best, popular introduction to Torrance’s thought. His Thesis: Jesus’s revealing the Father cannot be abstracted from the matrix of Israel, which also received God’s revelation. Rather, we must have a dynamic epistemology which seeks the … Continue reading

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One Being/Three Persons (Thomas Torrance)

The homoousion is a decisive step in the life of the church.  It guarantees how we understand the internal relations in the Trinity.  Not only are the persons homoousion, but so are the relations. “Only in Christ is God’s self-revelation … Continue reading

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the science of god (Alistair McGrath)

Alister McGrath defends the idea that creation (or “nature”) is a real entity that discloses knowledge in such a way that shapes the knowledge it discloses.  In other words, ontology structures epistemology without negating the latter. Echoing Thomas Torrance, we … Continue reading

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