Reader's Guide 3e. Theology and Natural science

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 Christian Frame of Mind, 2d. ed. (#1989-505)
Chapter 2: The Concept of Order in Theology and Science (#1985-449c)
Chapter 3: Theological and Scientific Inquiry (#1989-505f)
Chapter 4: Fundamental Issues in Theology and Science (#1989-505g)
Chapter 5: Realism and Openness in Scientific Inquiry (#1989-505h)

The Christian Frame of Mind is probably Torrance's most accessible book dealing with the relation between natural science and theological science. Neidhardt's introduction is also excellent on this topic. The following book, Divine and Contingent Order, is rather difficult for beginners.

Divine and Contingent Order (#1981-385)
Chapter 1: Determinism and Creation (#1981-385b)
Chapter 2: God and the Contingent Universe (#1981-385c)
Chapter 3: Theological and Scientific World-Views (#1981-385d)
Chapter 4: Contingence and Disorder (#1981-385e)

Transformation and Convergence in the Frame of Knowledge: Explorations in the Interrelations of Scientific and Theological Enterprise. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (#1984-433-2).
Chapter 7: Christian Theology in the Context of Scientific Change (#1984-433i)
Chapter 8: Newton, Einstein and Scientific Theology (#1984-433j)

Transformation and Convergence is a difficult book. It is a collection of lectures and previously published essays, except for the crucial first chapter: "The Making of the Modern Mind from Descartes and Newton to Kant" (#1984-433c), which Torrance composed for the book itself.

McGrath, T. F. Torrance: An Intellectual Biography (#1999-AEM-1)
Chapter 9: Theology and the Natural Sciences

Colyer, How To Read T. F. Torrance (#2001-EC-1)
Chapter 5: Sovereign Creator, Contingent Creation

Colyer, ed., Promise of Trinitarian Theology (#2001-EC-2)
Chapter 11: Natural Science and Christian Faith in the Thought of T. F. Torrance, by P. Mark Achtemeier


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