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 the remainder of the book Wolters sketches what a comprehensive Christian worldview looks like. This is probably the best, shorter, treatment on the negative affects of the sacred secular divide that I’ve encountered.
Importantly, structure is never entirely obliterated by direction. Wolters sometimes seems to argue that this is wholly discernible by Christians i. Wolters spells out the structure of a reformational worldview and its significance for those who seek to follow the Scriptures. That being said, dispensationalists will not disagree in whole with the premise of the work. It is a strength that Wolters is able to maintain this emphasis alongside his emphasis of Christian attempts to live redemptively in the culture.
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Summary Basic to Wolters’ argument is that all people function with a comprehensive worldview that covers every aspect of life. Wolters’ discussion of structure and direction does not answer these questions, but it provides categories that make answering these questions possible.
Second, Wolters explains God’s redemption cosmically. Though Wolters advocates a role for Christians in the restoration of the world, he does not do so in a triumphalist manner or in one in which humans are at the center of bringing about the promised redemption.
Literature Analysis and Cri This is the full gospel of the kingdom, and it is one that is vital to a biblical worldview. Wolters does a good job of laying out the foundation of a Christian worldview. Jan 19, Ryan rated it liked it Shelves: Highly recommended to all those desiring a crisp introduction to a Christian worldview in general or the neo-Calvinist tradition in particular.
Feb 14, Seph rated it it was amazing. It is belief that plays a decisive factor in all of our lives. I highly recommend it. Recovering the Church’s Moral Vision J.
These were put in place and are upheld by the creator God. 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. What is the created order, How do I decide this, What is twisted by the fall, and, consequently what should I do? In his final akbert, Wolters explores how this approach will affect Christian living. On the theological side, the payoff is that this approach to creational law strengthens the canonical links between the Pentateuch and wisdom books by showing that the law and the wisdom books especially Proverbs demonstrate the concrete application of creational norms to specific cultural situations.
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview
He supports this view by highlighting Scripture passages in which these seemingly diverse concepts are brought together 2 Peter 3: The locus of social ethics in any structure is conformity to Christ, the Lord of all, and not so much a desire to understand creational norms or a defense on the boundaries of the various sovereign spheres.
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.
See 1 question about Creation Regained…. 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.
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Wolters argues that Jesus ministry on earth demonstrated this kind of restoration through His miracles. Lists with This Book. Clarification on the extent of creation will help in this matter. Jun 09, Martin rated it liked it Shelves: If you are wo,ters Christian, then read this book!
That means that each should be restored to creation in a distinct way e. The difficulties in living out a Christian ceration are beyond the abilities of Christians, but the Spirit of God is given to empower obedience and faithfulness. God has no more given up on the rest of his creation than he has given up on us.
Why is a worldview important? He Shines in All That’s Fair: Natural law does not exist somehow outside the sovereign rulership of God. Human civilization is normed throughout. 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.
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. These concerns are only significant to a select few, so they woletrs of little significance.