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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Thus, creation, apart from sin, is wholly good.
Not for the faint of heart. Also, some of the concepts such as a “cultural mandate” and “redeeming culture” are predicated on an understanding of Niebuhr’s “Christ and Culture,” and his concept of “Christ redeeming culture. Wolters is willing to speak creatiob Christians advancing the kingdom in such areas as “advertising, labor-management relations, education, alnert international affairs” Certainly, the careful reader will see a good bit of reformed doctrine and a deep dose of Calvinism in the book, but that is to be expected from the title itself.
If all of creation is good, and if the fall has affected all of creation, how does the Christian discern what is good and what is bad. This is the kind of book that repays repeated, careful, and thoughtful reading.
It has some problems, to be sure, but it appears to fit more with others of my theological and philosophical commitments than the alternative. Human civilization is normed throughout. His use degained Structure and Direction are very thought provoking as a means of understanding that the earth is the Lords yet sin has spoiled what God declared good.
Or, if a missionary must contextualize his ministry in a new culture, how does he discern what is legitimate and what is compromise? Both the purpose and the subject are linked clearly to the sub-title of the book. Praise for the first edition”This is the best statement I have come across of the ‘reformational’ Christian worldview. November 28, at However, the main title of the book is a mystery to the reader: He then outlines albetr Reformed analysis of wolyers three fundamental turning points in human history — Creation, the Fall, and Redemption — concluding that while the Fall might reach into every corner of the world, Christians are called to participate in Christ’s redemption of all creation.
He may be correct in that the basic elements of human civilization are good, but the forms they take may be intrinsically evil. This is particularly true for the so-called Neo-Calvinists. At the end of time, everything not sent to eternal damnation will indeed be redeemed by Christ, including creation. Old Testament General Works.
Mar 03, Amanda Kieffer rated it really liked it Shelves: Study it with a group of people serious about radical, loving Gospel infiltration of the world, starting at home. In the preface Wolters recommends that creationn book is read as a companion volume to other more extensive treatments of the material.
He then outlines a Reformed analysis of the regajned 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. While only an introduction to redemptive worldviews, the work turns the eyes of the reader to the Gospel in order to find the deepest of ethical implications.
Whereas, VanDrunen sees the resurrection body as regqined only point of contact between this world and the new earth 66Romans 8: The effects of the akbert are comprehensive: Thus awareness of creational law can put Christians on-guard against uncritically accepting fallen aspects of culture; it alerts Christians to the need of applying Scripture with Spirit-guided wisdom to every aspect of life.
Although it was forced reading, this book was enjoyable.
Literature Analysis and Cri Read for teaching purposes. Wolters argues that “redemption means restoration” Not especially compelling, although some helpful points.
However, I do mostly agree with the conclusions of the author myself. It is not a time in which Christians will finally triumph.
From its opening chapter on worldview, I knew I had discovered a treasure. It is inherently good, not good due t In the tradition of Kuyper, Vollenhoven, and Dooyeweerd, Albert Wolters seeks to describe the framework for a Christian “reformational” approach to the redemption and restoration of the all areas of human life through the power of the Gospel in Jesus Christ.
The inclusion of human responsibility and culture in the opening up of creation raises the question how sin affects creation. regwined
The anxiety to find the right structure dissipates and all energy and faith can now be directed towards Christ who gives life. Provides a great explanation of Biblical Worldview and the importance of a solid doctrine of Creation.
Wolters spells out the structure of a reformational worldview and its significance for those who seek to follow the Scriptures.