Natural Events and the Divine Nature

The following quote is from T.F. Torrance’s discussion of the virgin birth, but I think it highlights a broader view of the relationship science and theology (or perhaps even faith?).

In understanding any act in nature we have to ask two questions, What is it? and How is it? And these two questions belong together. But here in answer to the question what we are confronted with an answer which has no natural how attached to it, but rather a how that transcends the natural event altogether. That transcendent how is described as an act of the Spirit, as a creative act from above which breaks into our humanity and into our nature. It assumes form and process within our humanity, and therefore its what can be spoken of, but its how recedes into the divine nature of the Son of God and is beyond our observation and understanding.

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