Torrance Bibliographies

The T. F. Torrance Theological Fellowship is creating two bibliographies, one of Torrance Sources and the other of Torrance Studies. They are research tools to promote scholarship related to the Torrance tradition. Citations from these bibliographies may be copied into word processing documents or imported into bibliographic management software without requiring laborious data entry, proofing, or manual formatting. Bibliography searches may reveal additional relevant information, including the original setting or relations between publications, or the existence of reprints or translations. (See The Sources Bibliography as a Research Tool).

The bibliographies will become a collaborative tool embedded within an all-new academic website, to launch later in 2018. We intend to maintain these online bibliographies with future updates including reprints, new editions and translations, and an ever-increasing body of secondary literature. Both bibliographies are open-ended by their very nature. They are collaborative projects which represent the ongoing input of Fellowship members. A new website, planned for implementation in late 2018, will integrate both bibliographies, cross-referenced with a new Member Directory and the Reader's Guide.

I. Sources bibliography (beta*):

Scope: This Sources bibliography includes all known publications of Thomas F. Torrance, James B. Torrance, and David W. Torrance (more than 1,380 references at present, with the ongoing goal of direct independent verification of each reference).

*The Sources bibliography is in "beta," meaning that it is still being frequently revised.

II. Studies bibliography:

Scope: This Studies bibliography will include secondary sources which engage the theology and ideas of Thomas F. Torrance, James B. Torrance, or David W. Torrance. Coming late 2018.


We particularly thank Alister McGrath for permission to base the Sources bibliography on the most comprehensive and authoritative bibliography to date, published in T. F. Torrance: An Intellectual Biography (1999). In the Sources bibliography, 633 "McGrath numbers" are indicated for each item as assigned in McGrath's biography. New "McGrath numbers" are created for items not included there.

Also of inestimable help is the careful and thorough bibliography published by Iain R. Torrance, "A Bibliography of the Writings of Thomas F. Torrance, 1941-1989," Scottish Journal of Theology 43 (1990): 225-262. We especially thank James Chaousis for compiling "The Works of James B. Torrance," a bibliography posted here on the website of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship. James continues to serve as the main bibliographer for the works and papers of J.B.T. We thank the compilers of numerous other bibliographies, citations to which we have included in the Sources bibliography, marked with a "Bibliography" tag. We have checked their bibliographies against the Sources bibliography to ensure a greater degree of accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Most especially, we thank you, the members of the Torrance Theological Fellowship, for your feedback and input to maintain these bibliographies as research tools to catalyze scholarship and promote the mission of the Fellowship. Send corrections, additions, and comments to the bibliography editors at We have made and are continuing to make every effort to check and verify each citation against a physical and/or digital copy of the work. Let us know if you can verify any item on our Wanted List.

Recommended citation format:

No attribution to the bibliographies is typically needed. But if for some reason you wish to cite either bibliography, here's a way to do it:

T. F. Torrance Theological Fellowship, "Sources Bibliography" (2017-2018); #2017-TFa, (CC-by-sa-nc)

T. F. Torrance Theological Fellowship, "Studies Bibliography" (2017-2018); #2017-TFb, (CC-by-sa-nc)

Bibliography/Website editorial team: Kerry Magruder, Brent Purkaple, and Gary Deddo. Send new materials, corrections, and comments to the bibliography/website editors at Also let us know if you can provide or verify any item on our Wanted List.

Bibliography Links:

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