Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ


Thomas F. Torrance, Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ, ed. Robert T. Walker (Milton Keynes: Paternoster; Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2008); #2008-TFT-1


Torrance, Thomas F. Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ. Edited by Robert T. Walker. Milton Keynes: Paternoster; Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2008; #2008-TFT-1


The late Thomas F. Torrance has been called "the greatest Reformed theologian since Karl Barth" and "the greatest British theologian of the twentieth century" by prominent voices in the academy. His work has profoundly shaped contemporary theology in the English-speaking world. This first of two volumes comprises Thomas Torrance's lectures delivered to students in Christian Dogmatics on Christology at New College, Edinburgh, from 1952 to 1978 and amounts to the most comprehensive presentation of Torrance's understanding of the incarnation ever published. In eight chapters these expertly edited lectures highlight Torrance's distinctive belief that the object of our theological study--Jesus Christ--actively gives himself to us in order that we may know him, as well as unpack Torrance's well-developed understanding of our union with Christ and how it impacts the Christian life. Also included are his reflections on the in-breaking of Christ's kingdom and its intense conflict with and victory over evil. Decidedly readable and filled with some of Torrence's most influential thought, this will be an important volume for scholars, professors and students of Christian theology for decades to come.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Christology (#2008-TFT-1a)
Chapter 2: The Incarnation (#2008-TFT-1b)
Chapter 3: The Once and for all Union of God and Man (#2008-TFT-1c)
Chapter 4: The Continuous Union in the Life of Jesus (#2008-TFT-1d)
Chapter 5: The Mystery of Christ (#2008-TFT-1e)
Chapter 6: The Hypostatic Union (#2008-TFT-1f)
Chapter 7: The Kingdom of Christ and Evil (#2008-TFT-1g)
Addendum: Eschatology (#2008-TFT-1h)

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  • PTS copy.
  • OU copy donated by Robert T. Walker.