Reader's Guide 3a. The love of God the Father

Elmer M. Colyer, "An Introductory Reader's Guide to the Published Works of T. F. Torrance," Participatio: Journal of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship, Supplement 1 (2011): 38-63; revised online edition (#2017-EC-1).

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The Trinitarian Faith (#1988-489)
Chapter 2: Access to the Father (#1988-489c)
This is a masterful treatment of the whole subject captured in Athanasius's memorable aphorism, often quoted by Torrance: "It is more godly and accurate to signify God from the Son and call him Father, than to name him from his works and call him unoriginate."

The Mediation of Christ (#1992-TFT-4)
Chapter 5: The Atonement and the Trinity (#1992-542)

"The Christian Apprehension of God the Father." In Speaking the Christian God: The Holy Trinity and the Challenge of Feminism, ed. Alvin F. Kimel, Jr., 120-143. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (#1992-548).

"The Problem of Natural Theology in the Thought of Karl Barth." Religious Studies 6, no. 2 (June): 121-35 (#1970-286).
The article is republished in two other places, and what is revealing are the changes Torrance introduces toward the end of the later versions. See Transformation and Convergence in the Frame of Knowledge (Belfast: Christian Journals Limited, #1984-433k), pp. 285-301; Karl Barth: Biblical and Evangelical Theologian, pp. 136-159 (#1990-517f).

Christian Doctrine of God, pp. 55-59, 137-41, 203-7 (#1996-595).
These brief summaries of the love of God the Father are quite revealing.

Colyer, How To Read T. F. Torrance (#2001-EC-1)
Chapter 4: The Love of God the Father Almighty

Molnar, Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity (#2009-PDM-1)
Chapter 3: God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth


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