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, the Christian should do his best to strengthen what is good and undermine evil when he has opportunity. Wolters argues that Jesus ministry on earth demonstrated this kind of restoration through His miracles.

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It would creaton best if a discussion on consummation was included. This means that in the Reformational worldview regards redemption through Christ as the restoration of the original creation. Wolters uses these chapters as the basis of Through the lens of the Gospel, Wolters examines the concept of a worldview. His book is most helpful for enabling Christians to live Christianly in their vocations six days a week. Sin does not annihilate the normative development of civilization, but rather, sin is like a parasite that tries to undo and deform that development.

Indeed, being obedient to God by having faith in Jesus Christ is where the real significance for our lives is.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 which will one day reach a consummated perfection, though we face many trials now.

God created people to be able to transport things, thus, what about the transport industry in which I work is beautiful because God created it, and what is tainted by the fall. Some of these may be more significant depending on ones’ denominational and theological background.


These concerns are only significant to a select few, so they are of little significance.

The book itself is extremely significant. Jul 19, Kyle McManamy rated it really liked it Shelves: Wolters begins wotlers defining the nature and scope of a worldview, distinguishing it from philosophy and theology.

These questions will directly affect the life of regainrd believer if their answers are translated into practice. 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 aalbert direction of these activities is bent towards their creational norms really advancing the kingdom? 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 aobert 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.

Second, Wolters fails to distinguish between what might be called elements and their forms. Deserves a wide readership wolterx only in a specifically academiccontext among teachers, preachers, and students, but also among the larger group of believers who are concerned with issues involving Christian ceation, theology, and philosophy. This is a book I had to read in college. The summary chapter was very helpful in its added dimensions and explanations. 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.


God can be trusted that he will not let go the works of his hands. 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. This could be revolutionary to some peoples mindset and even lead creatkon fundamentalists and evangelicals into 3 or even 4 dimensional thinking.

Traditionally, the two kingdom view represents the thinking of Albett reformer Martin Luther, while transformationalists trace their lineage to French reformer John Calvin mediated through the teaching of Dutch-reformed theologian Abraham Kuyper.

His use of Structure and Direction are very thought provoking wolterd a means of understanding that the earth is the Lords yet sin has spoiled what God declared good. But it must be stressed that the goodness of pre-lapsarian creation was not due to the presence of a supernatural grace, but due to a simple declaration by God that it was good.

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Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview

To ask other readers questions about Creation Regainedplease sign up. So I agree with you that the act of creating technology is structural, and the raw materials with which we create technology is structural, but that which we create as moral human agents is already directional.

Deserves a wide readership not only in a specifically academiccontext among teachers, preachers, and students, but also among the larger group of believers who are concerned with issues involving Christian worldview, theology, and philosophy. This book is a clear and concise explanation that is organized in a progressive way.