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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Seeing the work of humans in, say, politics as being part of the created order may be difficult at times, but understanding that “ruling” is part of the created mandate brings things back into perspective. Importantly, structure is never entirely obliterated by direction.

Creation Regained | Albert M. Wolters

Human civilization is normed throughout. Richard Niebuhr miscategorized Calvin as a transformationalist in his influential taxonomy in Christ and Culture New York: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. As I told my philosophy professor, “people become philosophers so nobody can tell them they’re wrong. Structure refers to the order of creation, or what makes a thing the entity that it is i.

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A Christian who is in a labor union or on a management team must not dichotomize albwrt work from his submission to Christ as Lord, but is working in such a way that the direction of these activities is bent towards their creational norms really advancing wollters kingdom? An outstanding book that takes a fresh approach to the idea of a Biblical world view – alberg term that has some problems with it.

He may be correct in that the basic elements of human civilization are good, but the forms they take may be intrinsically evil. That is not the case now. The writer answers these and many other questions in the first chapter: This is particularly true for the so-called Neo-Calvinists.


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. In his next three chapters, Wolters regalned the transformationalist motif of creation Chapter 2fall Chapter 3and redemption Chapter 4developed first by Herman Dooyeweerd, a disciple of Kuyper.

Wolters never says that the work of Christians will bring the New Jerusalem down from heaven. Deserves a wide readership not only in a specifically academic context among teachers, preachers, and students, but also among the larger group of believers who are concerned with issues involving Christian worldview, theology, and philosophy.

I am very comfortable placing music in that realm and evaluating it this way. Alert is a must read for all believers, a primer regarding worldview and Gospel. In sum, Wolters argues that creation extends to all that God creates and xlbert it includes the natural order and structures humans develop in obedience to the creation mandatefall affects every degained of creation, and redemption extends as far as the fall to restore creation.

I wish these types of books could be written in a less dry way so as to be more accessible to laypeople.

This goes beyond the biblical evidence and seems unnecessary even in a redemption-as-restoration paradigm. Jul 20, Zach McDonald rated it it was amazing Shelves: The same could be said of certain educational theories or business practices.

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.

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It would be best if a discussion on consummation was included. We will make tools. Your favorite Eerdmans titles can be purchased through leading retailers including Amazon.

Regardless of your theological leanings, you have much to gain from reading this great book. Highly recommended to all those desiring a crisp introduction to a Christian worldview in general or the neo-Calvinist tradition in particular. That being said, dispensationalists will not disagree in whole with the premise of the regainsd.


Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview

In essence, when doing studies in ethics, Wolters would have Christians ask these questions: A kuyperian summary if there ever was one, but a summary nonetheless. To say that Christ rules all is to imply regsined all has been redeemed by Christ.

An essential read for anyone involved in Christian schooling but probably difficult in style for some.

First, Wolters stands committedly in the Reformed tradition. The anxiety to find the right structure dissipates and all energy and faith can now be directed towards Christ who gives life.

In other words, since worldviews are comprehensive, Scripture’s authority woltfrs scope must be comprehensive as well. American History Regional History. One creatikn speak of laws of nature. Apr 28, Kiel rated it really liked it. If you are a Christian, then read this book!

I’ve read ahead and finished. Common terms and phrases Abraham Kuyper aggression Al Wolters ation basic beliefs Bible biblical story biblical worldview blueprint bondage called Christian command cosmos created order creation order Creation Regained creational law creational norms creational structure creaturely culture dance discern distinction distortion early church earth earthly realm everything evil example faith fall false dilemma fundamental Genesis gifts Gnostic God’s creation God’s good creation gospel grace Greek heaven Herman Bavinck Herman Dooyeweerd human sexuality idolatry Jesus Christ kingdom kingdom of God kingship law of creation Lesslie Newbigin lives Lord mankind means ment mission missionary N.

Wolters spells out the structure of a reformational worldview and its significance for those who seek to follow the Scriptures. Wolters wolteers would be strengthened by discussion about the role of the church. Refresh and try again.