A Passion for Christ: The Vision That Ignites Ministry

A Passion for Christ: The Vision That Ignites Ministry


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In a culture increasingly secular in its pursuits and indifferent to the voice of the church, how may we ignite the fire for ministry that will bring the gospel to the world? How can weary pastors be sustained amidst a climate of doubt and resistance?

For more than half a century, three remarkable brothers have offered a vision that has inspired thousands in churches and seminaries. Today, their message remains fresh and relevant as we enter a new millennium. And for one reason: The Brothers Torrance share a passion for Christ—the Christ of the Scriptures, the Christ of the historic Nicene faith.

These essays distill the essence of their thought, and shine with the clarity of their shared vision. A Passion for Christ is a light of encouragement for ministers and lay people elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608996377
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Series: Torrance Collection
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 905,404
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas F. Torrance (1913-2007) was born in China in 1913 to missionary parents. For nearly thirty years until his retirement in 1979 he was Professor of Christian Dogmatics ("Systematic Theology") at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. A prolific writer on many topics, he has published numerous books and papers on the "Philosophy of Theology" dealing with the epistemology of theological concepts and with the relation of theology to natural science. In 1976-77 Torrance served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and in 1978 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Light of the Gospel Gerrit Dawson 1

Chapter 1 The Christ who Loves us Thomas F. Torrance 9

Chapter 2 Preaching Jesus Christ Thomas F. Torrance 23

Chapter 3 Christ in our Place: the Joy of Worship James B. Torrance 35

Hymn: I Know Not How to Pray James B. Torrance 53

Chapter 4 Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ James B. Torrance 55

Chapter 5 Sharing in the Ministry of Christ David W. Torrance 71

Chapter 6 Marriage in the Covenant of Christ David W. Torrance 91

Chapter 7 The Mission of Christians and Jews David W. Torrance 115

Postscript: The Legacy of the Gospel Jock Stein 131

Selected Books 151

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"The whole practice of ministry flows from our union with Christ in his priesthood—and this is the Torrance's theology of the Christian life."

-Andrew Purves, Pittsburgh Seminary

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