Here is a book that sets our worship, sacraments, communion and language of God back on track. In a day when refinement of method and quality of experience are the guiding lights for many Christians, James Torrance points us to the indispensable who of worship, the triune God of grace. Worship is the gift of participating through the Spirit in the incarnate Son’s communion with the Father, writes Torrance.
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“that worship is the gift of participating through the Spirit in the incarnate Son’s communion with the Father” (Page 18)
“the trinitarian view sees the Lord’s Supper as the supreme expression of all worship.” (Page 10)
“It is only as we know who God is and what he has done and is doing that we can find appropriate answers to the question of how, and then see the incredible relevance of the gospel to every area of life.” (Page 59)
“The first real step on the road to prayer is to recognize that none of us knows how to pray as we ought to” (Page 34)
“First we are united in believing in the real presence of Jesus Christ. We do not worship an absent Christ” (Page 81)
James B. Torrance (1923-2003) was professor emeritus of systematic theology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He also served as a parish minister at Invergowrie (Dundee, Scotland) and as a lecturer at New College, University of Edinburgh. His books include A Passion for Christ (PLC Publications, 1999), cowritten with his brothers, Thomas F. Torrance and David V. Torrance.