Space, Time and Incarnation


Thomas F. Torrance, Space, Time and Incarnation (Oxford, London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1978); #1978-351


Torrance, Thomas F. Space, Time and Incarnation. A Galaxy Book. Oxford, London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1978; #1978-351

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Paperback; reprint of #1969-262. Preface to God and Rationality, p. ix: "...this book is designed to accompany Theological Science and Space, Time and Incarnation..."  See original publication for details.


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....

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