The Foundation of the Church

Footnote

Thomas F. Torrance, "The Foundation of the Church," in Theological Foundations for Ministry: Selected Readings for a Theology of the Church and Ministry, ed. Ray S. Anderson (Edinburgh: T&T Clark; Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Erdmans, 1979), 199-215; #1979-366b

Bibliography

Torrance, Thomas F. "The Foundation of the Church." In Theological Foundations for Ministry: Selected Readings for a Theology of the Church and Ministry, 199-215. Edited by Ray S. Anderson. Edinburgh: T&T Clark; Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Erdmans, 1979; #1979-366b

Publication life cycle / General notes

From Scottish Journal of Theology (#1963-199); Footnote #1: "Part of an essay written for the Faith and Order 'Commission on Christ and his Church,' of the World Council of Churches." A two-part series which concludes with #1966-243.

Reprinted in Theology in Reconstruction (#1965-223m).

Reprinted in Theological Foundations for Ministry (#1979-366b).

Reprinted in Robert Walker, ed., Atonement (#2009-TFT-1k). Walker: "This section is an abridged version of a duplicated student handout (23 pages) entitled 'The One Church of God'. The handout was 'part of an essay written for the Faith and Order 'Commission on Christ and His Church', of the World Council of Churches.' The first two sections of the handout were published in the Scottish Journal of Theology (SJT), vol. 16.2 (1963), pp. 113-31, under the title 'The Foundation of the Church' and subsequently reprinted in Theology in Reconstruction 1965." 

Walker continues: "The third and final section 'The Sending of the Spirit and the Mission of the Apostles' appears to have been published only in the Scottish Journal of Theology, vol. 19.2 (1966), pp. 129-43, under the title 'The Mission of the Church'...." (#1966-243). Footnote to #1966-243:  "Part of an essay written for the Faith and Order 'Commission on Christ and His Church', of the World Council of Churches, and sequel to the essay, 'The Foundation of the Church', published in SJT 16.2, 1963, pp. 113-31." This sequel was also published in French: #1966-244.

Abstract

Abstract of the book: This is a collection of essential passages on the ministry of the church. By selecting significant sources which share a common assumption concerning the nature of theology and its methodology, the editor presents a single consistent theology of ministry. The book is carefully organised to allow a thorough exploration of the different aspects of ministry. Contributors include Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hans Küng, Helmut Thielicke and Thomas F. Torrance.