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Thomas F. Torrance
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T&T Clark; Reprint edition (December 20, 2001)
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However, the distinctive Three Persons are indivisibly One Being and the indivisible One Being is. .If it is only through God that we know God, then the formation of the Christian doctrine of God must be intentionally circular

However, the distinctive Three Persons are indivisibly One Being and the indivisible One Being is distinctively Three Persons. The Holy Trinity is incomparable and non-derivable. The Three Persons may not be thought of as "parts" of the Trinity, nor may the Trinity be thought of as a "whole" composed of "parts. If it is only through God that we know God, then the formation of the Christian doctrine of God must be intentionally circular. All our understanding of God moves from God to God, from His revelation to us back to Himself.

Thomas Forsyth Torrance, MBE FRSE (30 August 1913 – 2 December 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 system Thomas Forsyth Torrance, MBE FRSE (30 August 1913 – 2 December 2007), commonly referred to as T.

Three Persons, One Being. 7. Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity

Three Persons, One Being. Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity. 8. The Sovereign Creator. 9. The Unchangeableness of God. Index. The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons1. Thomas F. Weinandy noted that what makes this book ‘worthwhile’ is the fact that Torrance ‘seems to be a theologian who actually knows the Trinity itself and writes out of his life with God-the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’. 5 He concluded that Torrance ‘masterfully develops his own insights-doctrinal, spiritual and the one God in three persons’.

Combining immense academic range with new theological perspectives, Professor Torrance builds a significant theological bridge between ancient and modern, and Roman and Protestant theology. Adopting a holistic approach, he explains the inter-relatedness of the three Persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit-and their dynamic Communion with the Being and Nature of.

Torrance adopts a holistic approach when examining the inter-relatedness of the three persons - Father, son, and Holy Spirit .

Torrance adopts a holistic approach when examining the inter-relatedness of the three persons - Father, son, and Holy Spirit - and their dynamic Communion with the Being and Nature of Go.

In the book Thomas F. Torrance offers a detailed study of the most profound article of the Christian faith - the Holy Trinity

In the book Thomas F. Torrance offers a detailed study of the most profound article of the Christian faith - the Holy Trinity. Torrance adopts a holistic approach when examining the inter-relatedness of the three persons - Father, son, and Holy Spirit - and their dynamic Communion with the Being and Nature of God. Combining immense academic range with his characteristically fresh theological perspectives, Torrance builds a significant theological bridge between ancient and modern, as well as between the Roman and Protestant theology; he engages deeply with the Church Fathers and discusses the.

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Adopting a holistic approach, Torrance explains the inter-relatedness of the three Persons – Father . Torrance is Emeritus Professor of Christian Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh.

Adopting a holistic approach, Torrance explains the inter-relatedness of the three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and their dynamic Communion in the Triune Being and Nature of God. Combining immense academic range with new theological perspectives, Torrance expounds the basic teaching of the ancient Catholic Church and builds a significant bridge between ancient and modern, Catholic and Evangelical theology. Title: The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons. Author: Thomas F. Torrance.

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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). 2 Student years and early years as professor. 5 Theology and science

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In a new paperback edition of a classic work, T. F. Torrance aims to clarify understanding of that most profound article of the Christian faith, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.Adopting a holistic approach, he explains the inter-relatedness of the three Persons--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--and their dynamic Communion with the Being and Nature of God.Combining immense academic range with new theological perspectives, Professor Torrance builds a significant theological bridge between ancient and modern, and Roman and Protestant theology.

  • melody of you
The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons is probably what I would call a primer on the Trinity by one of the 20th century's foremost modern Trinitarian theologians, Thomas F. Torrance. In this book, Torrance thoroughly discusses the basis for and the foundation of belief (doctrine) in the Triune God that is the cornerstone of modern Christianity, both Eastern Orthodox and Western Christianity. He traces the very origins of Trinitarian doctrine from the earliest Ancient Church Fathers (e.g., Athanasius) to the post Nicene Fathers (e.g., St. Augustine) to contemporary theologians (e.g., Luther and Karl Barth).

Contrary to popular belief, the early apostles already believed in the One God, Three Persons as evident in the 4 gospels (especially John) and the epistles (especially those of Paul and John), although they could not clearly explain the mystery. They addressed Jesus as God, considered the Holy Spirit as God, and worshiped Jesus as God, and knew that God is One even though he is also the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This was obvious to the Church Fathers who were left with the responsibility of fully fleshing out the faith in the Triune God that the apostles believed in, entrusted to all Christians, and left behind in their oral traditions and wrote in what we now have as the New Testament. This is the doctrine that Torrance explains and expounds on, based on almost 2,000 years' worth of church documents written by the Church Fathers and later rediscovered by Martin Luther and Karl Barth. (One of Torrance's major contributions in theology was to translate Barth's voluminous Church Dogmatics into English.)

I was told that Torrance is "very dense". Now that I have read him, I would qualify that as deep and not for the fainthearted. Because of the depth of his topic, Torrance emphasizes his points by often repeating himself. Each chapter in the book is built on the foundation of the preceding one, including the Preface. He writes very long, sometimes run-on sentences with very few pauses (commas), so that it is easy to lose the original thought he meant in each sentence. However, because he repeats most of what he has to say frequently as beginning or ending summaries or introductions to other topics in the next chapters, it is easy to recall once again what he originally discusses. Sometimes he also mentions other tangential doctrines that are offshoots of Trinitarian doctrine but does not elaborate on them--which is frustrating as I was left hanging and now have to read his other books where those theological points are more fully discussed.

I would say that Torrance is for the serious Christian who has eyes already opened by the Holy Spirit and who already has an understanding of, at the very least, intermediate theology or Christian doctrine. This book is not for spiritual "infants" in Christ as this is really "solid food" (1 Cor. 3:1-2, Heb. 5:12-13, NIV). It is definitely not for someone who is newly converted to the Christian faith--although if you are that but have a voracious appetite for deep spiritual truths, then this book is for you. Just don't say I didn't warn you! Overall, a very, very good, in-depth read that will open your eyes to the fact that all these other anti-Trinity/unitarian, atheistic and Gnostic beliefs are relatively young doctrines compared to the doctrine and dogma of the Trinity.
  • Eng.Men
This is a very detailed study of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. He writes from a Barthian perspective within the Reformed tradition (Church of Scotland). However he interacts seriously with St. Athanasias and the Cappodocian Fathers. This much you can get from the back of the book. What I found compelling about the book was the commitment to the truth of the doctrine. He is writing about something that he believes is absolutely important and necessary. He is not sitting outside of the community of faith studying the history and details of an odd social belief. He is standing within the community telling all, inside and out, about this grand truth and the consequences that flow from it. But this is not a piece of polemic. This is research, contemplation, and conclusions. He delves deep and assumes any intellectual will see the manifest truth of that into which he digs. Surprisingly orthodox from a modern theologian who is writing as a modern theologian. Nothing like this has come out of more obvious conservative circles, not such a confident commitment to one of the most basic of christian doctrines. The great theme of this book is that God really is as God has revealed himself to us. To know God in Christ through the Holy Spirit is to know the majesty and glory on high.
His style is dense, but his repetitions help and he steers away from very technical language (except that which he spends a lot of time explaining why such are necessary).
  • Doriel
After reading approximately 2000 pages about the Trinity T.F. Torrance made it "understandable". It took 190 pages of wading through deep and dense thoughts quite often repeated, but finally 1 Being, 3 Persons, 3 Persons, 1 Being "made sense" as much as the interweaving of two seemingly paradoxical, eternal truths can to the finite human mind. Thanks to the help of Father, Son, and Spirit.
Like others said, his style is not easy to read - content-wise and sentence structure-wise. But it's worth it.
He, thankfully, repeats himself over and over from different angles so the deep truths are expounded from many sides. Thanks to his repetitions, the content is easier to understand over 256 pages.