Torrance focuses on 'becoming a Christian' as a particular theological theme that deserves further attention - how 'becoming a Christian' or Christian transformation should be construed in relation to God's initiating and active relationship to the person. Torrance's account of Kierkegaard on human transformation demonstrates in striking ways Kierkegaard's relevance to current issues in systematic theology and philosophical theology around the nature of Christian conversion, particularly how conversion might be re-conceptualized in strong divinely-relational and transformative rather than in progressive self-developmental terms.
This study also considers how Kierkegaard was able to negotiate his emphasis on the God-relationship with his emphasis on the importance of individual reflection, decision and action in the Christian life.
Chapter One: The Communication of the Christian Truth
Chapter Two: The Possibility of Reconciliation
Chapter Three: The Orientation of a Life Lived in Relationship with God
Chapter Four: Christian Practice in Relationship with God
Chapter Five: The Freedom to Become a Christian in Relationship with God