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Transformation & Convergence in the Frame of Knowledge: Explorations in the Interrelations of Scientific and Theological Enterprise.

Thomas F. Torrance .

Edité par William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, Grand Rapids, MI, 1984
ISBN 10: 0802835953 / ISBN 13: 9780802835956
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Titre : Transformation & Convergence in the Frame of...

Éditeur : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, Grand Rapids, MI

Date d'édition : 1984

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : First Edition USA, so stated.

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Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 353pp. First Edition USA, so stated. First published in the same year (1984) in Belfast by Christian Journals Ltd. Hardback with DJ. Thomas Forsyth Torrance, MBE FRSE (1913 –2007), commonly referred to as T. F. Torrance, was a Scottish Protestant theologian. Torrance served for 27 years as Professor of Christian Dogmatics at New College, Edinburgh in the University of Edinburgh. He is best known for his pioneering work in the study of science and theology, but he is equally respected for his work in systematic theology. While he wrote many books and articles advancing his own study of theology, he also edited the translation of several hundred theological writings into English from other languages, including the English translation of the thirteen-volume, six-million-word Church Dogmatics of Swiss theologian Karl Barth, as well as John Calvin's New Testament Commentaries. He was also a member of the famed Torrance family of theologians. Torrance has been acknowledged as one of the most significant English-speaking theologians of the twentieth century, and in 1978, he received the prestigious Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion. Torrance remained a dedicated churchman throughout his life, serving as an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland. He was instrumental in the development of the historic agreement between the Reformed and Eastern Orthodox Churches on the doctrine of the Trinity when a joint statement of agreement on that doctrine was issued between the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Orthodox Church on 13 March 1991. He retired from the University of Edinburgh in 1979, but continued to lecture and to publish extensively. Several influential books on the Trinity were published after his retirement: The Trinitarian Faith: The Evangelical Theology of the Ancient Catholic Church (1988); Trinitarian Perspectives: Toward Doctrinal Agreement (1994); and The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (1996). Torrancegives us much to think about in this book. As in so many other works what he is really calling for is a "change of mind," a "metanoia" on the part of the Christian to understand and to respond to what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. This requires a transformation of our mental apparatus, our mind--as we seek to interpret what we seek to know. Not an easy read, but then again is any of Torrance's work, easy? However, like all of Torrance's voluminous writings--it is well worth the effort!. N° de réf. du libraire 44018

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