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Peter Taylor Forsyth, also known as P. T. Forsyth, (1848-1921) was a Scottish theologian.

The son of a postman, Forsyth studied at the University of Aberdeen and then in G÷ttingen (under Albrecht Ritschl). He was ordained into the Congregational ministry and served churches as pastor at Bradford, Manchester, Leicester and Cambridge, before becoming Principal of Hackney College, London (later subsumed into the University of London).

An early interest in critical theology made him suspect to some more 'orthodox' Christians. However, he increasingly came to the conclusion that liberal theology failed to account adequately for the moral problem of the guilty conscience. This led him to a moral crisis which he found resolved in the atoning work of Christ. The experience helped to shape and inform a vigorous interest in the issues of holiness and atonement. Although Forsyth rejected many of his earlier liberal leanings he retained many of Adolf von Harnack's criticisms of Chalcedonian Christology. This led him to expound a kenotic doctrine of the incarnation (clearly influenced by Bishop Charles Gore and Thomasius). Where he differed from other kenotic theologies of the atonement was the claim that Christ did not give up his divine attributes but condensed them; i.e., the incarnation was the expression of God's omnipotence rather than its negation. His theology and attack on liberal Christianity can be found in his most famous work, The Person and Place of Christ (1909), which anticipated much of the neo-orthodox theology of the next generation. He has often lazily been coined the 'Barthian before Barth', but this fails to account for many areas of divergence with the Swiss theologian's thought.

While many of Forsyth's most significant insights have largely gone ignored, not a few consider him to be among the greatest of English-speaking theologians of the early twentieth century.

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Total Books: 47
Christ On Parnassus Lectures On Art Ethic And Theology
2010 - Christ on Parnassus Lectures on Art Ethic and Theology [1911] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781164028062
ISBN-10: 1164028065
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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This Life And The Next The Effect On This Life Of Faith In Another
2010 - This Life and the Next the Effect on This Life of Faith in Another [1918] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120941220
ISBN-10: 1120941229
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Theology in Church and State
2010 - Theology in Church and State (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781153176583
ISBN-10: 1153176580
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Work of Christ
2010 - The Work of Christ [v.15] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153214506
ISBN-10: 1153214504
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Religion in Recent Art Expository Lectures On Rossetti Burne Jones Watts Holman Hunt and Wagner
Missions in State and Church Sermons and Addresses
2010 - Missions in State and Church Sermons and Addresses (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153037235
ISBN-10: 1153037238
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The Charter of the Church Six Lectures On the Spiritual Principle of Nonconformity
Faith Freedom and the Future
2010 - Faith Freedom and the Future (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152907898
ISBN-10: 1152907891
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The Principle of Authority in Relation to Certainty Sanctity and Society An Essay in the Philosophy of Experimental Religion
The Justification of God Lectures for War-Time on a Christian Theodicy
2010 - The Justification of God Lectures for War-time on a Christian Theodicy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781152360389
ISBN-10: 1152360388
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The Cruciality of the Cross
2010 - The Cruciality of the Cross (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152014749
ISBN-10: 1152014749
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Lectures on the Church and the Sacraments
2009 - Lectures on the Church and the Sacraments (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151522566
ISBN-10: 1151522562
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The Person and Place of Jesus Christ
2009 - The Person and Place of Jesus Christ (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152032545
ISBN-10: 1152032542
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This Life and the Next
2009 - This Life and the Next (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151504760
ISBN-10: 1151504769
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Rome Reform and Reaction Four Lectures on the Religious Situation
2009 - Rome Reform and Reaction Four Lectures on the Religious Situation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781459070950
ISBN-10: 145907095X
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Christ on Parnassus
2009 - Christ on Parnassus (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112525391
ISBN-10: 1112525394
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Positive Preaching and Modern Mind
2009 - Positive Preaching and Modern Mind (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781113871794
ISBN-10: 1113871792
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Rome reform and reaction
2009 - Rome Reform and Reaction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217324717
ISBN-10: 0217324711
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The Person and Place of Jesus Christ The Congregational Union Lecture for 1909
2009 - The Person and Place of Jesus Christ the Congregational Union Lecture for 1909 [1909] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112174308
ISBN-10: 1112174303
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The Christian Ethic of War
2008 - The Christian Ethic of War (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559405655
ISBN-10: 0559405650
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Socialism The Church And The Poor
2008 - Socialism the Church and the Poor [1908] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781437032345
ISBN-10: 1437032346
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