A Manifesto for Intellectual Engagement

Main Title

A Manifesto for Intellectual Engagement: Reflections on Thomas F. Torrance's Theological Science (1969)

Footnote

Alister E. McGrath, "A Manifesto for Intellectual Engagement: Reflections on Thomas F. Torrance's Theological Science (1969)," Participatio 7, Science, Epistemology, and Natural Theology (2017): 1-16. Download PDF

Bibliography

McGrath, Alister E. "A Manifesto for Intellectual Engagement: Reflections on Thomas F. Torrance's Theological Science (1969)." Participatio 7, Science, Epistemology, and Natural Theology (2017): 1-16.

Publication life cycle / General notes

Originally delivered as the keynote at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the T. F. Torrance Theological Fellowship, with response by Greg Cootsona (#2017-GC-1).  

Abstract

This lecture was given to the T. F. Torrance Theological Fellowship at the 2016 meeting of the American Academy of Religion. It focuses on my own multiple readings of one of Torrance’s best-known works, Theological Science (1969), exploring its strategy for encouraging and informing intellectual engagement between theology and other disciplines, most notably the natural sciences. The lecture locates Theological Science within the context of Torrance’s overall theological project, and considers its distinct approach to theological rationality and its wider implications.

Issue
Science, Epistemology, and Natural Theology