Thomas F. Torrance, "The Place of the Humanity of Christ in the Sacramental Life of the Church," Church Service Society Annual 26 (1956): 3-10; #1956-105
Torrance, Thomas F. "The Place of the Humanity of Christ in the Sacramental Life of the Church." Church Service Society Annual 26 (1956): 3-10; #1956-105
Publication life cycle / General notes
Reprinted in Gospel, Church, and Ministry (2012-TFT-1c).
Not pages 129-134, as in IT and AM (transposed from The Meaning of Baptism). Starts on p. 3, not p. 1 as in BG.
Not two dimensions regarding essence of Gospel but three: God, man, and Jesus in whom God and man are one. Inportant for understanding of eschatology. Some theologians only two, e.g. Bultmann, Tillich. Can’t be just time and eternity but in Jesus Christ time redeemed and joined together with eternity. The understanding stems from Calvin, and before him Irenaeus and Athanasius; Calvin saw importance for a) priesthood of Christ, b) baptism, c) Lord’s Supper. The paper follows this trail through subsequent history, including John McLeod Campbell. We have failed to grasp the place of the full humanity of Christ and this has led to a failure in understanding of Word and Sacrament.