Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace, By James B. Torrance

Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace

by James B. Torrance

Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace
  • Length: 130 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: July 02, 1997
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 1895
  • ISBN: 9780830818952

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Here is a book that sets our worship, sacraments, communion and language of God back on track. In a day when refinement of method and quality of experience are the guiding lights for many Christians, James Torrance points us to the indispensable who of worship, the triune God of grace. Worship is the gift of participating through the Spirit in the incarnate Son's communion with the Father, writes Torrance.

This book explodes the notion that the doctrine of the Trinity may be indispensable for the creed but remote from life and worship. Firmly rooted in Scripture and theology, alive with pastoral counsel and anecdote, Torrance's work shows us just why real trinitarian theology is the very fiber of Christian confession.


1. Worship--Unitarian or Trinitarian?
2. The Sole Priesthood of Christ, the Mediator of Worship
3. Baptism and the Lord's Supper: The Way of Communion
4. Gender, Sexuality and the Trinity

Appendix: On Human Language for God: Simile, Metaphor, Parable, Analogy, Name



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James B. Torrance

James B. Torrance (1923-2003) was professor emeritus of systematic theology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He also served as a parish minister at Invergowrie (Dundee, Scotland) and as a lecturer at New College, University of Edinburgh. His books include A Passion for Christ (PLC Publications, 1999), cowritten with his brothers, Thomas F. Torrance and David V. Torrance.