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This classic study establishes a sound theological base for the future of philosophical science. Torrance’s view was that science needs theology to properly maintain a requirement for contingency and to avoid ascribing eternality to the cosmos. Because scientific exploration is limited in its ability to know all things, Torrance argues for theological science. In order to avoid error, he argues for scientific theology.

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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 also included as a part of the following collection

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