Category Archives: Incarnation

Christ as the first-fruits and first-born from the death of death: Reflecting Further Upon Sin and Its ‘Sensuous Origin’

As I continue to get into researching ‘sin’ I am doing so through reading, in part, stuff from Dutch theologian, Herman Bavinck. I am reading a section he has from his Dogmatics, Vol.3, called The Origin of Sin; how fitting. … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Christology, Doctrine Of Sin, God's Holiness, Herman Bavinck, Incarnation, Salvation, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance | 1 Comment

To Be ‘In Christ’ and the Bigger Picture of Salvation

In Christ, this little phrase is ubiquitous throughout the writings of St. Paul. If you are a Bible reader this phrase, ‘in Christ,’ will be very familiar to you, and maybe also very encouraging to you, if not somewhat mysterious … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Doctrine Of Creation, George Hunsinger, Incarnation, Karl Barth, Order of Salvation, Salvation, Soteriology, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity

Knowing God by God in Christ in Incarnation and Resurrection

Thomas Torrance has made the point that the Incarnation of God is a novum, that there in fact is no genuine analogy from creation from whence we can conceive of such a mysterious thing as God become man. As such, … Continue reading

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Reading Scripture In the Life of the Trinity, In Theosis

I must admit, ever since encountering Patristic theology and their hermeneutics in seminary (back in 2002) for the first time, my compass for hermeneutical theory began to take a tailspin. And then a little later, as I continued to dig, … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Donald Fairbairn, Hermeneutics, Historical Christianity, Historical Theology, Incarnation, Patristic Theology | 9 Comments

Karl Barth and N.T. Wright Side by Side on Philippians 2:5-11 and the ‘Emptying’

Here is the pericope under consideration by both Karl Barth and N.T. Wright, respectively: 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal … Continue reading

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Really, Nash? Ronald Nash’s Attempt to Critique Torrance, Barth and the Whole Crew: My Brief Response

It is always nice when an Evangelical (Reformed) philosopher of religion takes note of Christian Dogmaticians outside of their normal sphere of comfortability, but sometimes this is a dangerous path to travel. Such is the path that Ronald Nash has … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Analytic Theology, Analytical Theology, Bruce McCormack, Christian Dogmatics, Classical Theism, Continental Theology, Dialectical Theology, Epistemology, Incarnation, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, Prolegomena, Ronald Nash, Systematic Theology, T. F. Torrance, Theology, Thomas F. Torrance | 3 Comments

Too Much Jesus? Your Method of Biblical Interpretation

I would like to expose you all to Thomas Torrance’s take on Irenaeus’ understanding on what could be called a Christocentric Hermeneutic. As you read Torrance’s account of Irenaeus, understand that you are reading Torrance too. Here is Torrance on … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Theology, Christology, Dispensationalism, Evangelicalism, Hermeneutics, Historical Theology, Incarnation, Irenaeus, Systematic Theology, T. F. Torrance, Theological Exegesis, Theology, Thomas F. Torrance | 8 Comments

No Knowledge of God Outside of Christ: A Christian Faith Understanding

I thought this quote from Paul Molnar on Thomas Torrance’s Trinitarian Theology of Creation would be timely: Torrance’s view of God the Creator was strictly determined by his Trinitarian theology so that, in order to understand his explication of the … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Christology, Devotion, Doctrine of God, Epistemology, Grace, Hermeneutics, Incarnation, Metaphysics, Ontology, Order of Salvation, Paul Molnar, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, Prolegomena, Soteriology, Systematic Theology, T. F. Torrance, Theological Exegesis, Theology, Thomas F. Torrance, Thomism, Tradition, Trinity | 5 Comments

How To Think Theologically and Historically, or Christianly, as an Evangelist

Analytic theology would have us bound by analytics, and even foundationalism. The general populace at large has been infected by this disease of “faith seeking proof of the self.” This bait is always present for the theologian and biblical exegete; … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Analytic Theology, Analytical Theology, Christology, Cultural Christianity, Culture, Evangelical Calvinism, Evangelism, Incarnation, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, T. F. Torrance, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity | 10 Comments

Is the Trinity negotiable for Evangelical Christians and the Gospel?

What is happening to ‘Evangelical’ Christianity? Brian LePort just posted this: Is Rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity a Rejection of the Gospel? Brian is simply continuing a dialogue that Marc Cortez started on his blog, and then others … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Christology, Cultural Christianity, Doctrine Of God, Ecumenism, Evangelicalism, Exhortation!, Fundamentalism, Incarnation, Kevin Vanhoozer, Patristic Theology, Salvation, Soteriology, Systematic Theology, Theology | 4 Comments