Renewal Through Union

Footnote

Christopher Holmes, "'Renewal Through Union': Thomas F. Torrance on the New Basis of Ethics," Participatio 5, "The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and Ethics" (2015): 45-55

Bibliography

Holmes, Christopher. "'Renewal Through Union': Thomas F. Torrance on the New Basis of Ethics." Participatio 5, "The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and Ethics" (2015): 45-55

Abstract

Thomas F. Torrance is a rich resource for theological ethics. Over and against those who argue that Torrance’s “soteriological suspension of ethics” displaces ethics, I argue that Torrance’s theology is ethically rich, locating ethics as a fruit of union with Christ, “the inner content of justification. I discuss the doctrinal promise of such a move, arguing that it lies in its Trinitarian reference. By grounding ethics in the divinity of Jesus Christ, Torrance ensures ethics' deliverance from pelagian assumptions to its ultimate ground of order in the being of the Trinity.

Issue
The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and Ethics

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