I would like to thank the fine folks at IVP-Academic for this review copy:
This companion volume to T. F. Torrance’s Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ presents the material on the work of Christ, centered in the atonement, given originally in his lectures delivered to his students in Christian Dogmatics on Christology at New college, Edinburgh, from 1952-1978.Like the first volume, the original lecture matierial has been expertly edited by Robert Walker, complete with cross-reference to Torrance’s other works. Readers will find this the most readable work of Torrance and, together with Incarnation, the closest to a systematic theology we have from this eminent theologian.
About the Author
The late Thomas F. Torrance occupied the chair of Christian dogmatics at the University of Edinburgh for twenty-seven years. He was the recipient of the Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in 1978, and he served as moderator of the Church of Scotland and coeditor of the Scottish Journal of Theology. He wrote extensively, contributing more than twenty major works of theology and hundreds of articles in a variety of languages.
I reviewed the first volume in this series here.
I have a question, honestly. The American Reformed Church is so wrapped up in Piper et al, that they have yet to notice Torrance. Why? He handles theology and biblical studies with masterful skill. He doesn’t care much about the others issues that so many seem to be concerned with, but develops his ideas with supreme form and covers historical criticism without, well, fundamentalist criticism.
Of all the Reformed authors and writers that I have read (yes, I do read them, just don’t agree with them on a whole lot), he is by far the most…Christian.
I cannot wait to dive into this book!