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Published in the Evangelical Quarterly, 69 Ap 1997, p 139-155.


Within the context of Torrance's larger concern to critique the re-trenchment of philosophical (epistemological) dualism in theology (and culture), there lies his desire to re-establish a proper understanding of correspondence truth. Yet, contrary to the sweep of interpretation of M. Heidegger's thinking, Torrance takes the Heideggerian view of truth as disclosure, the disclosure of Being (a-letheia) to be the heart of a proper reckoning of correspondence truth and as essential to his own critical realist theology. Specifically, truth as dis-closure, properly understood, not only brings healing to the epistemological split resulting from disjunction, dualist perspectives, but is the basis of Torrance's emphasis on the Truth of the triune God who has graciously given himself to be known as he is in the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.