Atonement and Anthropology: T. F. Torrance’s Doctrine of Atonement as a Test Case

Mr. Christopher G. Woznicki, MA

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How does one go about drawing anthropological conclusions from Christology?

One approach is to ask the question, “What account of human nature best makes sense of a particular account of atonement, X?”

In order to show the fruitfulness of this approach, Christopher Woznicki turns to T.F. Torrance’s doctrine of atonement. He argues that the account of human nature that best comports with T.F. Torrance’s doctrine of atonement is one in which human nature is an abstract universal that is instantiated by Christ and participated in by all other human beings.

Additionally, Woznicki suggests that this approach might be fruitful for drawing anthropological conclusions from other accounts of atonement.

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