Thomas Forsyth Torrance and Scientific Theology: An analysis and assessment of his project

David S Vanderbilt, Salve Regina University

Abstract

What does religion, specifically Christian theology, contribute to scientific investigation and rational thought? Prior to the Enlightenment, theology was the repository of rational thought, namely, the domain of truth. Since the Scientific Revolution, religious thought has been challenged by the scientific community as composed only of abstract reasoning and dogmatic declarations. Thomas F. Torrance presents what he calls "Scientific Theology" as an approach that restores theology and science into the same arena of knowledge. Torrance offers some unique aspects to his method by assessing both religion and science to evaluate a priori elements that hinder a rational, objective processing for truth. This research project evaluates Torrance's epistemological, hermeneutic and philosophical premises to assess his theological science method.^

Subject Area

Religion|Philosophy|Theology

Recommended Citation

Vanderbilt, David S, "Thomas Forsyth Torrance and Scientific Theology: An analysis and assessment of his project" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations (Off Campus access). AAI10249880.
http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI10249880

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