T. F. Torrance in Recollection and Reappraisal


Bruce Ritchie, T. F. Torrance in Recollection and Reappraisal (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2021)


Ritchie, Bruce. T. F. Torrance in Recollection and Reappraisal. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2021

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Foreword by Robert T. Walker.

Discussed in the Reading Group on April 15, 2021: Video.


This is perhaps the most engaging and readable introduction to T. F. Torrance's theology around. The author writes from the perspective of having been a student in Torrance's theology class in Edinburgh when Torrance was at the height of his powers, painting a fascinating picture of Torrance in action as a teacher. The book sets Torrance's theology in context by placing it in relation to liberal Protestantism on the one hand and traditional Calvinism on the other. It explores Torrance's methodology; it offers insights on how he linked incarnation and atonement; and it also suggests how some of Torrance's ideas may be extended in order to result in an even more integrated and cohesive theology. This book is a must, not only for Torrance readers, but for all lovers of theology.