Thomas F. Torrance, God and Rationality (London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1971); #1971-290
Torrance, Thomas F. God and Rationality. London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1971; #1971-290
First edition. "Many readers may find it helpful to begin with the second and third chapters or with the last chapter, and then to return to the introductory chapter before proceeding to the rest of the book, although the philosophical and scientific theologian will doubtless prefer to begin with 'Theological Rationality'. Since this book is designed to accompany Theological Science and Space, Time and Incarnation, may I direct readers to those books for the treatment of some questions which they may miss here?" Preface, ix. (One volume of a trilogy on epistemology.)
In this book, Professor Torrance calls for 'a return to theological rationality': theological thinking must not be a construction of man's making but controlled and conditioned by the nature of its Object, God, the supreme reality. From this approach the author analyses the 'Eclipse of God' and relates his position to the costly grace of God in Christ.
Preface, vii-ix. (#1971-290a)
Ch. 1: Theological Rationality, 3. (#1971-290b)
II. THEOLOGY OLD AND NEW.
Ch. 2: The Eclipse of God, 29. (#1971-290c)
Ch. 3: Cheap and Costly Grace, 56. (#1971-290d)
III. THEOLOGY AND SCIENCE.
Ch. 4: Theology in a Scientific World, 89. (#1971-290e)
Ch. 5: Ecumenism and Science, 112. (#1971-290f)
IV. WORD AND SPIRIT.
Ch. 6: The Word of God and the Response of Man, 137. (#1971-290g)
Ch. 7: The Epistemological Relevance of the Spirit, 165. (#1971-290h)
Ch. 8: Theological Persuasion, 195. (#1971-290i)
Index of Persons, 207.
Index of Subjects, 209.