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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Rastreie seus pedidos recentes. This is particularly true for the so-called Neo-Calvinists. The man, Jesus, plays the key role in restoring creation. Christians as sojourners in this present evil age. Through the lens of the Gospel, Wolters examines the concept of a worldview. Therefore, we should work in our vocations with this worldview, knowing we are partners in this work of God as he is redeeming our dominion over the created world albrrt will one day reach a consummated perfection, though we face many trials now.

His use of 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. Be ready to think.

Wolters argues that “redemption means restoration” Sin does not annihilate the normative development of civilization, but rather, sin is like a parasite that tries to undo and wolterrs that development. Of course, it is a rather deep and detailed look at the ramifications of that story for how we live. It’s a bit of a dry read, but the concepts in it are really useful, with a lot of potential for application in all of life which is kind of the point.

Wolters uses thoughtful examples of building on the good in societal order as opposed to revolution, as well as in creatin emotions such as aggression, in spiritual gifts, rgained sexuality and in dancing.


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It is not a time in which Christians will finally triumph. The difficulties in living out a Christian worldview are beyond the abilities of Christians, but the Spirit of God is given to empower obedience and faithfulness. Thus Wolters reasons for an essential goodness of creation, including later human cultural developments. In other words, since worldviews are comprehensive, Scripture’s authority and scope must be comprehensive as well. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved.

Oct 08, Austin rated it liked it. It is a strength that Wolters is able to maintain this emphasis alongside his emphasis of Christian attempts to live redemptively in the culture. Best primer on Christian worldview.

Regardless of your theological leanings, you have much to gain from reading this great book. Philosophy is scary to many people. It has been interesting to hear the questions coming from colleagues who wonder how the author reaches his conclusions because he summarized large swaths of biblical and theological information before elaborating the wokters effects of such at length.

Creation Regained | Albert M. Wolters

In his final chapter, Wolters explores how this approach will affect Christian living. This is the full gospel of the kingdom, and it is one that is vital to a biblical worldview. Creation, Wolters insists, was made good, but since the fall mankind has directed various elements of creation away rregained God. It is lucidly written, includes a lot of helpful analogies and illustrations, and is throughout generous in its spirit.

One parasitises the other, solters than being congruent to it. But while he may have a sanctifying effect on his lost co-workers in these matters along the lines of 1 Cor.

Creation Regained | Albert M. Wolters | Artistic Theologian

May 01, Randy Alcorn added it Shelves: Importantly, structure is never entirely obliterated by direction. The same is true for dance. If all albett creation is good, and if the fall has affected all of creation, how does the Christian discern what is good and what is bad.


Regrettably, I have seen few since. An essential read for anyone involved in Christian schooling albrrt probably difficult in style for some. This approach seems fraught with the danger of divisiveness given the inevitable disagreements among Christians on what constitutes a “re-created” labert in a particular discipline. The fall corrupted nature, and grace is the restoration of nature.

November 14, at See 1 question about Creation Regained…. How do we know? This was another book I originally read in college that was fairly influential in the maturation of my worldview not surprisingly, since it’s a book about worldview.

H Vollenhoven and set parameters which help to reframe questions in such a way that typical dualism and dichotomies can be avoided rather than providing easy answers. He has presented convincing biblical evidence alberrt terms of marriage and farming and the latter example lends itself to extension in other areas. Yet there is a major problem: There is always some goodness involved in making a tool, because tool-making is part of that original divine design.

Thus Wolters combines modesty in effecting cultural change with the encouragement for Christians to attempt to improve culture as they are woltters in their situation.

His book is most helpful for enabling Christians to live Christianly in their vocations six days a week.