Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance

Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance

by Myk Habets


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Torrance's vision of Theosis (deification/divinisation) is explored through his doctrine of creation and anthropology, his characterisation of the incarnation, his accounts of reconciliation and union with Christ, and his theology of church and sacraments. Myk Habets' study distinguishes Torrance's Reformed vision of theosis from other possible accounts of salvation as divinisation as they are found, for instance, within patristic thought and Eastern Orthodoxy. This book presents the first critique of the theology of T.F.Torrance to focus on theosis, and examines a model of theosis within the realm of reformed theology built upon Western theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138265998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies Series
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 895,021
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Myk Habets, Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: approaching T.F. Torrance and the theme of theosis; Creation and theological anthropology; Incarnation: God became human; Partaking of the divine nature; Community and communion; Conclusion: the 'danger of vertigo'?; Bibliography; Index.

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