Mark Mourachian, "Theological Realism in St. Ephrem the Syrian and T. F. Torrance," Participatio 4, "T. F. Torrance and Eastern Orthodoxy" (2013): 94-122
Mourachian, Mark. "Theological Realism in St. Ephrem the Syrian and T. F. Torrance." Participatio 4, "T. F. Torrance and Eastern Orthodoxy" (2013): 94-122
This article examines continuities between St. Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373) and T. F. Torrance with respect to the latter’s bedrock concept of theological realism. Notwithstanding the vast differences between the two theologians’ historical and ecclesial contexts and the idioms of their theological discourse, there are several points of deep connection between them in terms of their understanding of divine revelation, theological knowing, a proper method of theological inquiry, and the centrality of the Nicene confession of faith in Christ for all right theological thinking.