Christian Theology and Scientific Culture

Footnote

Thomas F. Torrance, Christian Theology and Scientific Culture, Theology and Scientific Culture, no. 1, ed. Thomas F. Torrance (Belfast, Dublin, Ottawa: Christian Journals, 1980); #1980-368

Bibliography

Torrance, Thomas F. Christian Theology and Scientific Culture. Theology and Scientific Culture, no. 1, edited by Thomas F. Torrance. Belfast, Dublin, Ottawa: Christian Journals, 1980; #1980-368

Publication life cycle / General notes

Subtitle: "Comprising the Theological Lectures at The Queen's University, Belfast for 1980."

Preface: "Apart from the second chapter on 'The Priority of Belief,' this book comprises in an extended form The Queen's University Lectures in Theology, to be delivered in Belfast in October 1980."

In the 1998 reprint, there is a preface, dated 1980, but no "general foreword" as found in other volumes of the series "Theology and Scientific Culture."

Pagination of later editions differs: early editions have 144 pages and later ones 152.

See #1998-TFT-2a, the Preface record, for Torrance's explanation of the sponsorship of this series by The Templeton Foundation. Dedicated to James I. McCord.

Included in the Logos Select Works of Thomas F. Torrance collection, #2018-TFT-1-Logos.

Revision status

Does the NY Oxford 1980 edition exist?  (Not in OCLC.)  AM:  “New York:  Oxford University Press, 1980.”

Contents

Chapter entries of this #1980-368 first edition (144 pp.):

Preface, p. 7-10
Ch. 1: Christianity in Scientific Change, p. 11-39
Ch. 2: The Priority of Belief, p. 41-72
Ch. 3: The Theology of Light, p. 73-104
Ch. 4: Word and Number, p. 105-139
Index of Persons, p. 140-141
Index of Subjects, p. 141-144


Chapter entries based upon the #1998-TFT-2 Wipf and Stock edition (152 pp.):

Preface, p. 7; #1998-TFT-2a
Ch. 1: Christianity in Scientific Change, p. 11; #1998-TFT-2b
Ch. 2: The Priority of Belief, p. 41; #1998-TFT-2c
Ch. 3: The Theology of Light, p. 75; #1998-TFT-2d
Ch. 4: Word and Number, p. 109; #1998-TFT-2e
Index of Persons, p. 146.
Index of Subjects, p. 147.


On "Theology and Light," compare Thomas F. Torrance, "The Theology of Light: A University Sermon," in The Christian Frame of Mind: Reason, Order, and Openness in Theology and Natural Science, 2d ed. (Colorado Springs, Colorado: Helmers & Howard, 1989), 147-155; #1989-505j.

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