Geordie W. Ziegler, "The Imago Dei as a Word of Grace in the Theological Anthropology of Thomas F. Torrance," Participatio 9, "Theological Anthropology" (2021): 157-172
Ziegler, Geordie W. "The Imago Dei as a Word of Grace in the Theological Anthropology of Thomas F. Torrance." Participatio 9, "Theological Anthropology" (2021): 157-172
This essay demonstrates how Torrance’s theological anthropology receives its method and material substance from the doctrine of grace. We will consider in order the motion of grace and the imago Dei, human hostility to grace, and finally the Trinity’s response to human hostility to grace. Undaunted by human weakness, the Word of grace continues to shine forth, calling and drawing human creatures to turn from themselves and mirror the way of Christ, thus reflecting by the Spirit the glory and joy of the beloved Son of the Father.