Author: Torrance, Thomas
Genre: Theology - General
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Tags: Modernism / Postmodernism

While with missionaries in Scotland, I came across this small book by Torrance, who was Christian Dogmatics professor at the University of Edinburgh from 1952 until 1978, and a member of the Church of Scotland General Assembly.  The book is a defense of the Incarnation of Christ in the light of today’s science.  Torrance believes that the attitude of the scientific community is growing more favorable toward the belief in God, Incarnation and Scripture.  This is due, he says, to the collapse of Newtonian concept of “modern” mechanistic science and the rise of general relativity, which allows for more understanding of, and therefore intervention from, a Creator.  Preaching the Incarnation, then, is to preach an historical fact of an intervention of God into this physical world that does not contradict what true science knows.

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