Category Archives: Vicarious

The Pure and Utter Centrality of the Homoousion in the Theology of Thomas Torrance: God Become Man and What That Means for Us

The homoousion is the key piece of language the council of Chalcedon borrowed from the Greeks in order to put it in the service of grammarizing a way towards speaking of the reality of the eternal Son, Jesus Christ, as … Continue reading

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George Hunsinger Clarifies the Doctrine of Vicarious Humanity in TF Torrance’s Theology

Here is something I originally posted at another blog way back in December 2008. At this point I was still in the process of just cutting my teeth on Torrance’s theology, and grasping better how central the doctrine of the … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelical Calvinism, George Hunsinger, Salvation, Scottish Theology, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity | 2 Comments

‘Vicariousness’ in TFT’s Theology illustrated by the Eucharist and Reported by Molnar: Against Dualistic Thinking in Salvation

Here’s a post that I bet none of you have seen; it is from another blog of mine, probably around nine years old. The following is going to be a long quote from Paul Molnar (the Roman Catholic😉 on Torrance’s … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesial, Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, Evangelical Calvinism, Paul Molnar, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity

The Father-Son Relation: Rowan Williams on the Irenaean Theology of Participation, and TF Torrance’s Homoousion

Rowan Williams in his chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Jesus entitled A History of Faith in Jesus offers historical insight to the rapid doxological posture the early church took towards Jesus as God become man. As Williams details this … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Evangelical Calvinism, Hilary, Irenaeus, Karl Barth, Patristic, Patristic Theology, Rowan Williams, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Trinity, Union With Christ, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity | 2 Comments

Barth’s Doctrine of Double Predestination as an Encouragement

The doctrine of predestination (involving election/reprobation) can be a source of much consternation for many people; especially if people believe that the only alternatives can be found in the poles of classical Calvinism or Arminianism. But of course here at … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Christology, Election, Karl Barth, Predestination, Reformed Theology, Shao Kai Tseng, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity | 2 Comments

The ‘Return of Reason’ through Resurrection: A Parable in Daniel 4:28-37

28 All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. 29 At the end of twelve months he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon,30 and the king said, “Is this not magnificent Babylon, which I have built as a royal capital by … Continue reading

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God is Salvation. The Idea of Two Classes of People Rather than One in Christ

I once wrote a post that touched upon what I will further elaborate on in this post; i.e. the idea that the classical/Augustinian concept of election has some very damaging consequences for thinking about humanity/people in general, and for thinking … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Missio, Salvation, Soteriology, Tom Greggs, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity | 10 Comments

Podcast on the Vicarious Humanity of Christ

New Podcast I just did today discussing The Doctrine of the Vicarious Humanity of Christ.  Click Here

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Jesus, the Ultimate Question and Questioner for Us: According to Thomas Torrance

As modern and post-modern Christians we are plagued with an impulse, intellectually and socio-culturally, to place the questioner before the object or subject under “question.” In other words in rather Cartesian form we have placed our existence, and thus our … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Faith, Epistemology, Ontology, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity

Coping with the Fear of Death through the Vicarious Humanity of Jesus

Death is scary, or at least the thought and the process of death are scary. It goes against the grain of humanity; the grain of humanity after all is the indestructible life of God in Jesus Christ for us (Deus … Continue reading

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