with a Postcript coauthored by Michael W. GoheenIn print for two decades and translated into eight languages, Albert Wolters’s classic. Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview Albert M. Wolters is professor of religion and theology and of classical languages at. Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview eBook: Albert M. Wolters: : Loja Kindle.
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In other words, since regainee are comprehensive, Scripture’s authority and scope must be comprehensive as well. Some of these may be more significant depending on ones’ denominational and theological background.
New Testament Studies John Studies. See 1 question about Creation Regained…. World Religions Catholic Studies. Creation is further not understood as one act, but is opened up through the historical process.
In fields such as the arts, you can see this perversion of creation through things like kitsch and bad taste in general in painting, poetry, music, etc. God created the world, human responsibility has been important right from the cultural mandate onwards, the fall in sin affected not only humanity but the whole of creation, and redemption has a similar cosmic scope.
In others it provides the corrective lens by which the Christian can properly understand general revelation. Wolters uses thoughtful examples of building on the good in societal order as opposed to revolution, as well as in human emotions such as aggression, in spiritual gifts, in sexuality and in dancing. Wolters explains that “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now” Romans 8: He is correct that everything God creates is intrinsically good and that even the act of human creation is a good thing.
If you are a Christian, then read this book! At the end of time, everything not sent to eternal damnation will indeed be redeemed by Christ, including creation.
This goes beyond the biblical evidence and seems unnecessary even in a redemption-as-restoration paradigm. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Having established these foundational concepts, the following three chapters serve as a guide for a Christian worldview. These rceation, relevant to all aspects of life, are discerned through wisdom.
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview
He puts far too much there. I wish there was a simplified version of this book to recommend to newer believers or those without an academic background, as I would be hesitant to recommend this particular boo This was another book I originally read creationn college that was fairly influential in the maturation of my regainedd not surprisingly, since it’s a book about worldview.
It does fall prey to what I find in most treatises on Christian worldview of any flavor, trying to hand a finished ideological product to the reader without furnishing the essential foundations to such a product.
Grace is necessary for the correct “direction” or conformity to these norms.
Old Testament Studies Criticism. Wolters begins by defining the nature and scope of a worldview, distinguishing it from philosophy and theology. He then outlines a Reformed analysis of the three basic categories in human history — creation, fall, and redemption — arguing that while the fall reaches into every corner of the world, Christians are called to participate in Christ’s redemption of all creation.
Richard Niebuhr miscategorized Calvin as a transformationalist in his influential taxonomy in Christ and Culture New York: This is only mentioned briefly in the closing chapters, so I would like to read a more in depth account on this point but, this book remains an excellent introduction and point of departure non the less. He supports this view by highlighting Scripture passages in which these seemingly diverse concepts are brought together 2 Peter 3: It is a danger in every aspect of life.
What does that mean? Obeying these laws and norms would produce civilization. This also means that no sphere has the right to control or dominate any other sphere e.
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview by Albert M. Wolters
First, this book gives the ergained questions for interpreting culture. A good, but long book. The relevance of a biblical worldview to be obedient to Scripture may at best be in a mediating role. Wolters argues that Jesus ministry on earth demonstrated this kind of restoration through His miracles. For too long we have reduced and distorted the gospel to the snatching of souls from earth to a distant and intangible realm suitable for angels, not people.
Several flaws may exist in the argument and in the work as a whole. Wright narrative nature Old Testament Paul perversion philosophy political reality redemption refer reformational worldview religion renewal restoration revelation salvation sanctification Satan scope Scripture secular sense shaped social sovereign speak Spirit structure and direction teaching theology things tians tion tradition ture understanding whole wisdom word.
Thus awareness of creational law can put Christians on-guard against uncritically accepting fallen aspects albeert culture; it alerts Christians to the need of applying Scripture with Spirit-guided wisdom to every aspect of life. Or do you look to a 2K model other than Van Drunen? Especially those outside the reformed tradition, they have to pause and consider the hermeneutics and theology of the author before truly understanding what he means.
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Nevertheless, Creation Regained does provide albery clear and engaging portrait of the Neo-Calvinistic transformationalist approach to culture. Books like that always have such interesting and unique insights. All work is equally good when creation is being redeemed. Mar 25, Paul S. And yet what does it mean to call agriculture, economics, or science “creation”? One who is outside those bounds may find some disconnect with the views of the writer.
Creation Regained | Albert M. Wolters
Sep 06, Rachel rated it it was amazing. Dec 20, Brian Collins rated it it was amazing. It is inherently good, not good due to an added supernatural category, i. For example, David VanDrunen argues that Calvin essentially agreed with Luther on the two kingdoms and natural law, contrary to the Neo-Calvinists who insist that their transformationalism comes from him: This book not only lays out the theoretical, but helps the Christian draw practical applications for redeeming his world.
How do we know? This book helps along those lines for the thoughtfu Philosophy is scary to many people. This book helps along those lines for the thoughtful Christian in a Protestant tradition, dare I say it, also in other traditions.