The Ascension of Christ


Thomas F. Torrance, "The Ascension of Christ," in Space, Time and Resurrection (Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 1976), 106-122; #1976-331g


Torrance, Thomas F. "The Ascension of Christ." In Space, Time and Resurrection, 106-122. Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 1976; #1976-331g

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“It should not need to be said that the use of spatial language here, as with the ascension, does not imply some alleged mythical ‘three-storied’ picture of the world; even in the Old Testament it is clearly recognized that ‘the heaven of heavens cannot contain God’ (1 Kings 8: 27; 2 Chron. 2: 6, 6: 18; and Acts 7: 48f.); As I have shown (Space, Time and Incarnation) the problem lies in the presuppositions of the biblical interpreter in respect of a receptacle view of space, not in biblical or early Christian theology.”  (Footnote 3 on p. 110)