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Conflict and Agreement in the Church, Volume One: Order and Disorder

Conflict and Agreement in the Church, Volume One: Order and Disorder

Thomas F. Torrance

| Wipf & Stock | 1996

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This compelling collection of essays, articles, and article reviews arise directly or indirectly out of Torrance’s involvement in the ecumenical movement.

Torrance writes, “Ours must be the task of learning together again how to confess, like the early Church, faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and God in all its breadth and length and height and depth, and therefore in the overflowing love of God. Only in glorification of God the Son and in actual encouragement of the Gospel can we produce, as a paragon, a doctrine of the Church in which our differences are lost sight of because they are destroyed from behind by a masterful faith in the Saviour of men.”

Author Bio

Thomas F. Torrance (August 30,1913–December 2, 2007) was a Protestant Christian theologian and professor of Christian dogmatics for 27 years at the University of Edinburgh. Torrance was influential in the dialogue between science and theology.

He began studying in Edinburgh in 1931, focusing on classics and philosophy. At that time his own realist views of philosophy, theology, and morality started to develop, and they continued to do so as he moved to the study of theology at the Faculty of Divinity in 1934. From 1939 to 1940 Torrance studied at Oriel College, Oxford. He was ordained as minister on March 20, 1940.

He has authored several works, including Divine and Contingent OrderGround and Grammar of Theology, and The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons. Besides writing many books and articles, Torrance also translated several hundred theological writings into English from other languages, including the thirteen-volume, six-million-word Church Dogmatics of the Swiss theologian Karl Barth (co-edited with G.W. Bromiley).

 

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This title is included as a part of the following collection

  1. Select Works of Thomas F. Torrance (21 vols.)