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Table of Contents
1 Torrance's Doctrine of God: The Triune Creator 5
2 Torrance's Doctrine of Creation I: Order as Contingent 60
3 Torrance's Doctrine of Creation II: Order as Redeemed 84
4 Torrance's Doctrine of Humanity: Priests of Creation, Mediators of Order 116
5 Torrance's Theology of Culture: A Social Coefficient of Knowledge 139
6 Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Culture: Persons, Powers, and Pluralities 217
Appendix: Project Outline 241
What People are Saying About This
"T. F. Torrance's vitally important work is only just beginning to receive the wide hearing it properly deserves. Flett has done us a great service in presenting a bold vision of the nature of human culture that emerges directly out of Torrance's work. This deserves to be read and discussed widely."
Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology
"Persons, Powers, and Pluralities provides a clear and compelling case for developing a theology of culture in conversation with the work of T. F. Torrance. This volume is a must read for those engaged in the discipline of theology of culture and is a fitting introduction to the great Scottish theologian's Trinitarian vision. Far from subverting the created order and human culture, we find here the celebration of creation and culture in and through the triune God's personal and dynamic engagement of the world."
-Paul Louis Metzger
Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture
Multnomah Biblical Seminary
"Flett is on the right track here. Many North American Christians are struggling to figure out what culture is and how to 'engage' it well. Approaching culture theologically is crucial and T. F. Torrance is, in my view, one of the most important Protestant theologians of the last century. Thinking about culture in light of Torrance's Trinitarian outlook makes a lot of sense."
author of What is a Person?: Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up
"...this book could easily be required reading for any graduate-level courses on theology proper, theological anthropology, philosophical theology, theology of culture, contextual theology or theology of missions, among others."
Wesley L. Handy, as reviewed in Missiology