Could a work of revelation be justified as a viable theological project today, especially in light of some modern sceptics questioning its validity as a doctrinal discipline? Engaging with the work of theologians such as Karl Barth, Paul Tillich and Colin Gunton, Chung explores and justifies revelation and mediation in the theology of T.F.Torrance and argues that Torrance’s distinctiveness is able to contribute significantly to current debate and bring a fresh perspective to the theological landscape.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I: The mediation of Christ; Dualism: the eclipse of divine revelation; The epistemological realism of theological science. Part II: The communion of the Holy Spirit; Scripture: the primary medium of revelation; Church, word and sacraments, creation: a variety of media; Conclusion; Index.
Titus Chung was Tutor of Theology at the University of Edinburgh 2007-2008; Lecturer in Theology at Trinity Theological College, Singapore 2009; A Minister of St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore, 2009.
'Here is a constructive new account of the relationship between revelation and mediation in fresh account of the theology of T.F.Torrance. Torrance reflects on mediation rather than immediacy. Titus Chung meets the challenges which arise from this perspective with a carefully formulated 'epistemological dynamic of the spirit', enabling the delivery of mediation through church, word and sacrament.' George M. Newlands, University of Glasgow, UK 'In a theological climate that continues in many areas to search for authentic forms of spiritual immediacy the work of Thomas F. Torrance is recognised by a good number to remain deeply relevant to critical theological reflection. And yet in his fine study, Titus Chung asks some penetrating questions of Torrance's material on the mediatedness of revelation. Theology perennially needs to ask after what is occurring, in appeals to sheer givenness, and how far creaturely dependence shapes the very conditions for the reception and performance of such givenness.' John McDowell, University of Newcastle, Australia 'It is refreshing to see interest continuing in the theological project of the great Scottish theologian Thomas F. Torrance... Torrance enthusiasts will benefit from it...' Modern Believing 'Chung’s work is a substantial addition to the growing body of fine Asian scholarship on Torrance which will repay careful study.' The Expository Times