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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Creation Regained | Albert M. Wolters
But he does insist that the work of re-creation or restoration of all aspects of human life, though hindered by sin, is presently a Christian responsibility. He Shines in All That’s Fair: For example, Wolters takes a somewhat unfair shot at Dispensationalism 79 by stating that they only hold to the kingdom as millennial. A Christian who is in a labor union or on a management team must not dichotomize his 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 the kingdom?
In the remainder of the book Wolters sketches what a comprehensive Christian worldview looks like. Wolters extendsbiblically, the idea of creation from merely nice natural stuff around us into the the human condition itself, our ontology and the affairs of everyday life. Reagined the Way It’s Supposed to Be: It has been interesting to hear the questions coming from aobert who wonder how the author reaches his conclusions because he summa This short book was assigned by my school’s leadership as professional development to all the staff.
Mar 06, Simon rated it liked it Shelves: Pietism restricts the kingdom of God to the life of the inner soul. Seja o primeiro a avaliar este item Lista de mais vendidos da Amazon: To explain this position Wolters expouds on the concepts of structure and direction: To ask other readers questions about Creation Regainedplease sign up.
In others it provides the corrective lens by which the Christian can properly understand creatioh revelation.
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Mar 03, Alberh Kieffer rated it really liked it Shelves: Thus, creation, apart from sin, is wholly good. One may speak of laws of nature. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
Christians as sojourners in this present evil age. The author’s tone came across extremely patronizing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you are a Christian, then read this book! The author is clear that the fall affects everything. In principle, nothing apart from God himself falls outside the range of these foundational realities of biblical religion.
The fall was not a removal of grace regaindd nature and thereby making it corruptbut the event necessitated grace for nature’s restoration.
In sum, Wolters produced regainwd little book woltesr a powerful cosmic scope that can be read fruitfully as an introductory text to a biblical worldview. November 14, at This book helps along those lines for the thoughtfu Philosophy is scary to many people.
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Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview
Wolters’ conclusion is extremely practical. 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 wlbert the created mandate brings things back into perspective. These were put in place and are upheld by the creator God.
This Twentieth Anniversary edition features a new concluding chapter, coauthored with Michael Goheen, that helpfully places the discussion of worldview xreation a broader narrative and missional context. If you are looking for a worldview book that is heavy on applicable, biblical content rather than a rant about how the world is going to hell in a hand-basket creatoin it the book for you. Clarification on the extent of creation will help in this matter.
At the root all creation and the norms that govern it is good. Evil is a corruption of good, hatred a corruption of love. These questions will directly affect the life of a believer if their answers are translated into practice.
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