Introduction to T.F. Torrance's theology (part 2): foundational understandings
This post continues a series exploring T.F. Torrance in Recollection and Reappraisal by Bruce Ritchie. For other posts in this series, click a number: 1 , 3 , 4 . Last time , we began with Ritchie's recap of Torrance's life, followed by his overview of a key element in T.F.'s theology--the central role that Jesus' entire life has in accomplishing the atonement of humanity. This time we'll look at Ritchie's overview of additional foundational understandings in Torrance's incarnational and Trinitarian theology. Professor Torrance Begin with the "Who?" question Ritchie points out that T.F. was well-known for emphasizing that the basis for good theology is to begin with the "Who?" question. Why? Ritchie answers (quoting his notes taken in one of T.F.'s lectures): This is because in theology we deal with personal being (God), and not with impersonal objects. Therefore, the primary theological question is the question "Who?"