The Biblical Concept of the Resurrection


Thomas F. Torrance, "The Biblical Concept of the Resurrection," in Space, Time and Resurrection (Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 1976), 27-45; #1976-331c


Torrance, Thomas F. "The Biblical Concept of the Resurrection." In Space, Time and Resurrection, 27-45. Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 1976; #1976-331c

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“It was not just a miracle within the creation, but a deed so decisively new that it affected the whole of creation and the whole of the future. The resurrection of Jesus Christ has creative and constitutive character, and as such cannot but transform our understanding of the whole relation of God to the universe of things visible and invisible, present and future.” (p. 36)

“...far from being namelessly and transcendentally remote or detached, operating only through intermediaries, God himself must be thought of as having visited his people, to take upon himself their nature and their destiny, so that the whole doctrine of God, his relation to the creation, to history, to the guilt and pain of humanity, to all mankind, and therefore even the ancient covenant of God with Israel, had to be reconstructed in face of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.” (p. 43)