Space, Time and Incarnation


Thomas F. Torrance, Space, Time and Incarnation (Oxford, London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1969); #1969-262


Torrance, Thomas F. Space, Time and Incarnation. Oxford, London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1969; #1969-262

Publication life cycle / General notes

First edition. Dedicated "To The Society for the Study of Theology in gratitude and encouragement." Preface to God and Rationality, p. ix: "...this book is designed to accompany Theological Science and Space, Time and Incarnation..."


When the Nicene Creed affirms that the eternal Son of God "for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven," it asserts that God himself is actively present within the space and time of our world. The philosophical problems that this involves are bound up with Christian theology, and form the subject of this short book. Professor Torrance starts with a critique of modern Protestant thinking, and proceeds to examine the place of spatial and temporal ingredients in basic theological concepts, and thus to offer a positive account of the relation of the incarnation to space and time....


Preface, p. v-ix. (#1969-262a)
Ch. 1: The Problem of Spatial Concepts in Nicene Theology, p. 1. (#1969-262b)
Ch. 2: The Problem of Spatial Concepts in Reformation and Modern Theology, p. 22. (#1969-262c)
Ch. 3: Incarnation and Space and Time, p. 52. (#1969-262d)
Index of Names, p. 91.