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Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Tapio Luoma

Abstract

Thomas Torrance's original contribution to the dialog between theology and the natural sciences arises from two interrelated features in his thought: first, his adherence to the theology of Karl Barth and, second, his insistence on the centrality of Christology, especially the doctrine of the Incarnation and the concept of the homoousion. He has succeeded in having brought into the dialog not only his own Reformed tradition (Calvinism and Barthianism) but also the central viewpoints of patristic theology of the Early Church. His claim that the empirical natural sciences, both in their epistemo ... More

Keywords: Barth, Christology, compulsive power, dualism, Early Church, philosophy, realism, Reformed, science, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195151893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195151895.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tapio Luoma, author
University of Helsinki