Is Thomas Torrance Really a Thomist?

Bruce McCormack argues, contra Hunsinger’s reading of Barth, that Hunsinger’s reading of Barth’s Trinitarian theology is in fact modulated through TF Torrance’s reading of Barth. McCormack further argues that TF Torrance’s approach is in fact Thomist, particularly when it comes to thinking a doctrine of God, and thus represents an inaccurate lens through which to […]

What Great Tradition?

In theological circles these days there is a push to recover the so-called Great Tradition, of the type of thinking, in regard to the Trad, or also, the so-called Consensus Patrum, that we get in Vincent of Lérins. That is, a type of generalization a flattening out of a perceived consensus of the faithful that […]

John Calvin, The Proto-Barth (and Torrance)?

Here is Charles Partee on imago Dei (Image of God) and imago Christi (Image of Christ): Having praised the original creation of human understanding and will, Calvin concludes that God is comprehended in Christ alone (II.6.4) until such time as we shall see God as he is (II.14.3). God cannot be known apart from Christ because “all thinking […]

A Proposal

Addendum: I am scratching this entire proposal, and refocusing the entirety of it on a more broadly construed frame. It will still be in the same domain, but the working title will be something like: Thomas F. Torrance’s Christ Concentrated Reformed Theology: An Extension of Martin Luther’s and John Calvin’s Reformational Theologies. The proposal will follow in kind. […]