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Thomas F. Torrance invites evangelicals to think more Christianly

Thomas Forsyth Torrance (1913–2007) was one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, yet his work remains relatively neglected by evangelicals.

Thomas F. Torrance and Evangelical Theology: A Critical Analysis brings Torrance into closer conversation with evangelical theology on a range of key theological topics. A diverse collection of contributors engage Torrance’s pioneering and provocative thought, deriving insights from theological loci such as Scripture, Christology, and atonement, as well as from broader topics like domestic violence and science. These stimulating essays reveal how Torrance can help evangelical theologians articulate richer and deeper theology.

Contributors include Marc Cortez, Marty Folsom, Myk Habets, Ross Hastings, and Stavan Narendra John, Peter K. W. McGhee, Andrew T. B. McGowan, Thomas A. Noble, Jonathan Warren Pagán, Jenny Richards, Jerome Van Kuiken, Christopher Woznicki, and Geordie W. Ziegler.

Praise for Thomas F. Torrance and Evangelical Theology

Between theological rocks and hard places there is T. F. Torrance, who weaves the early Church Fathers, contemporary theologians, and a reverence for Scripture into a coherent, rigorous, and joyful theology. This is a delightful work in which evangelical scholars discuss T. F. Torrance for the sake of the church in fresh ways, always seeking application and transformation. This is theology as doxology at its best.

—Julie Canlis, author of Calvin’s Ladder and Theology of the Ordinary

This volume offers a set of mature reflections that are appreciative but not uncritical. It will serve both the growing guild of Torrance specialists and the broader evangelical theological community.

—Thomas H. McCall, Timothy C. and Julie M. Tennent Professor of Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary

This book is an important addition to the growing secondary literature on T. F. Torrance’s theology. The editors and eleven additional scholars craft the definitive critical conversation between Torrance’s Trinitarian perspective and evangelical theology across a spectrum of theology topics. Well-researched and written, the book is a must-read for anyone interested in Torrance’s theology and evangelical thought.

—Elmer M. Colyer, professor of systematic theology, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology

Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology is a peer-reviewed series of contemporary monographs exploring key figures, themes, and issues in historical and systematic theology from an evangelical perspective.

Learn more about the other titles in this series.

  • Introduction: Torrance and Evangelical Theology in Conversation by Myk Habets and R. Lucas Stamps
  • Thomas F. Torrance and the Evangelical Tradition by Thomas A. Noble
  • Torrance, the Tacit Dimension, and the Church Fathers by Jonathan Warren P. (Pagán)
  • Torrance and the Doctrine of Scripture by Andrew T. B. McGowan
  • Revelation, Rationalism, and an Evangelical Impasse by Myk Habets
  • Theology and Science in Torrance by W. Ross Hastings
  • A Complexly Relational Account of the Imago Dei in Torrance’s Vision of Humanity by Marc Cortez
  • Barth, Torrance, and Evangelicals: Critiquing and Reinvigorating the Idea of a “Personal Relationship with Jesus” by Marty Folsom
  • Torrance and Atonement by Christopher Woznicki
  • Torrance and Christ’s Assumption of Fallen Human Nature: Toward Clarification and Closure by Jerome Van Kuiken
  • Torrance, Theosis, and Evangelical Reception by Myk Habets
  • Thinking and Acting in Christ: Torrance on Spiritual Formation by Geordie W. Ziegler
  • “Seeking Love, Justice and Freedom for All”: Using the Work of T. F. and J. B. Torrance to Address Domestic and Family Violence by Jenny Richards
  • Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Work by Peter K. W. McGhee
  • Torrance and Global Evangelicalism: Some Potential Generative Exchanges with Contemporary Indian Evangelical Theology by Stavan Narendra John
  • Title: Thomas F. Torrance and Evangelical Theology: A Critical Analysis
  • Editors: Myk Habets and R. Lucas Stamps
  • Series: Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Pages: 352
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781683596936

Myk Habets is head of theology and senior lecturer of theology at Laidlaw College, New Zealand. He is the author of Theology in Transposition: A Constructive Appraisal of T. F. Torrance and Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance.

R. Lucas Stamps is chair of the Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry, Dickinson Chair of Religion, professor of biblical and theological studies, and director of the master of arts program at Oklahoma Baptist University. He is coeditor of Baptists and the Christian Tradition: Toward an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity.


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