References to: Thomas F. Torrance

Theosis: Participation in the Divine Nature - An Interview With Myk Habets

This interview was originally done for the video series titled You’re Included. The technical quality was not sufficient for it to be included in that series, but we have been able to transcribe the interview.

Michael Morrison: Myk, you wrote your dissertation that was eventually published as a book: Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance. The title itself can be a bit intimidating – that’s the way dissertations often are. We can start with the first word, theosis. What is theosis?

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A Visit With Tom Torrance, Master Theologian

John McKenna first met his mentor, Tom Torrance, in 1982 at Fuller Theological Seminary, when the visiting professor delivered the Payton Lectures.

At the start of my June 17 to 24 trip to visit my mentor, Tom Torrance, in Scotland, on British Airways flight 282 from Los Angeles to London, I sat beside an English girl whose father left Baghdad as a Muslim years ago and now lives in England as an Anglican.

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Audio Lectures by Thomas F. Torrance

T.F. Torrance

Audio Lectures by Thomas F. Torrance

These are audio lectures - a series of 10 lectures Thomas F. Torrance gave with the title of "Ground and Grammar of Theology."

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Lectures given by Thomas F. Torrance in 1981 at Fuller Theological Seminary; posted here with permission from Fuller Theological Seminary and the Torrance estate.

It should go without saying, but just in case: We are in substantial agreement with the content, but we do not necessarily endorse everything that Professor Torrance says.

 
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Lecture 1     
  1:08:02
Lecture 2  31:13 Lecture 2 Q&A 
  1:05:44 Lecture 3 
36:22 Lecture 3 Q&A 
  1:05:51 Lecture 4  30:25 Lecture 4 Q&A 
  1:02:39 Lecture 5  31:53 Lecture 5 Q&A 
   54:49 Lecture 6  39:14 Lecture 6 Q&A
   50:16 Lecture 7 44:41 Lecture 7 Q&A
   1:02:10 Lecture 8 26:50 Lecture 8 Q&A
   1:12:48 Lecture 9 21:50 Lecture 9 Q&A
   1:06:44 Lecture 10 34:15 Lecture 10 Q&A
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Robert Walker: Christ Has Faith for Us

Robert Walker

Robert Walker: Christ Has Faith for Us

In this interview, in Scotland, Robert Walker highlights who Christ is for us. He is the editor of two of Thomas Torrance's books: Incarnation and Atonement.

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Robert T. Walker

Robert T. Walker is nephew of the late Thomas F. Torrance. Walker edited Torrance's lecture notes into two books describing Torrance's teachings about the person and work of Jesus Christ. The first is Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ (InterVarsity, 2008); the second is Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ (InterVarsity, 2009). For a PDF of all three interviews, click here.

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If you liked this interview, you might also like our interviews with Elmer Colyer, author of How to Read Thomas F. Torrance.

Introduction: You’re Included traveled to Scotland’s esteemed University of St. Andrews for a special Thomas F. Torrance conference marking the launch of the book Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ. This is the second of two volumes consisting of Torrance’s lectures on Christology at New College in Edinburgh, Scotland from 1952 to 1978. Edited by retired theology lecturer Robert T.

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Elmer Colyer: Seeing God’s Presence in Everyday Life

Dr. Elmer Colyer

Elmer Colyer: Seeing God’s Presence in Everyday Life

Dr. Elmer Colyer talks with Mike Feazell about the practical theology of Thomas F. Torrance.

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Elmer Colyer

Dr. Elmer Colyer is professor of historical theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, and pastor of a Methodist congregation. He is editor of The Promise of Trinitarian Theology: Theologians in Dialogue with T. F. Torrance and Evangelical Theology in Transition: Theologians in Dialogue with Donald Bloesch. He is author of How to Read T.F. Torrance: Understanding His Trinitarian and Scientific Theology and The Nature of Doctrine in T. F. Torrance’s Theology.

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Our first interview with Dr. Colyer: Dr. Colyer talks about the weaknesses of the concordance method of theology, that the Bible is not an end in itself, and Trinitarian theology.

Our second interview with him: Dr. Colyer talks about the theology of Thomas Torrance, the vicarious humanity of Christ, and "the logic of grace."

And our third: Dr. Colyer discusses predestination and Trinitarian theology. Some people assume that God is the best of our own ideals; others accept him the way he has revealed himself in Christ.

JMF: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of a Christ-centered Trinitarian theology in today’s complex world. Our guest today is Elmer Colyer, professor of historical theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, and an ordained United Methodist pastor and elder. Dr. Colyer edited The Promise of Trinitarian Theology: Theologians in Dialogue with T.F. Torrance, and he is author of How to Read T.F.

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Ray Anderson: God and the Prodigal Son

Dr. Ray Anderson

Ray Anderson: God and the Prodigal Son

In this extended program, Dr. Anderson talks about relating our lives to God’s reality, what God has become in becoming human, adoption, the parable of the prodigal, our necessary connection with Christ, and the emergent church.

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Ray Anderson

Dr. Ray Anderson was senior professor of theology and ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. He wrote more than 20 books, including An Emergent Theology of Emerging Churches, and Judas and Jesus, Amazing Grace for the Wounded Soul. Dr. Anderson was also a contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He died on June 21, 2009, at the age of 83.

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In the first interview, Dr. Anderson points out the importance of having our theological viewpoint based on God's revelation of himself in Jesus Christ.

See also the interview in which Chris Kettler discusses the ministry and theology of Dr. Anderson.

For an edited transcript of our interviews with Ray Anderson, and the Chris Kettler interview about Dr. Anderson, click here.

JMF: Last time we were together, we were talking about Karl Barth, Thomas Torrance, whom you studied under, and Trinitarian theology and how important that is for the walk of the average Christian.

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