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

This is not a triumphalist gospel in the present, for in the time between the ages there is sharp conflict between the kingdom of God and the kingdoms of this world as God’s people seek to live redemptively in this fallen world. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. In what ways can we see the creative ideal restored through the Gospel?

It is lucidly written, includes a lot of helpful analogies and illustrations, and is throughout generous in its spirit. Probably better summarized in a few tweets rather than an entire book. Good plan, but not as simple as all that. 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.

Praise for the first edition”This is the best statement I have come across of the ‘reformational’ Christian worldview. The second fundamental principles is that Christians presently have a mandate to restore all of creation. In essence, when doing studies in ethics, Wolters would have Christians ask these questions: Yet that is not where the stress of the New Testament lies; its stress lies on the church. In sum, Wolters argues that creation extends to all that God creates and maintains it includes the natural order and structures humans develop in obedience to the creation mandatefall affects every aspect of creation, and redemption extends as far as the fall to restore creation.


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Richard Niebuhr miscategorized Calvin as a transformationalist in his influential taxonomy in Christ and Culture New York: One who is outside those bounds may find some disconnect with the creatioj of the writer.

Mar 06, Simon rated it liked it Shelves: What was God’s creative ideal law in this area? Don’t agree with every application but this is a very important book that I would reread again in the future. Wolters’ discussion of structure and direction does not answer these questions, but it provides categories that make answering these questions possible. November 14, at This book cration along those lines for the thoughtful Christian in a Protestant tradition, dare I say it, also in other traditions.

Powerful book about biblical WV This is a must read for all believers, a primer regarding worldview and Gospel. Obeying these laws and norms would produce civilization. Economic structures, for example, are created through human choices in different times, places and cultures. God created the world good and He imposes his law on the cosmos through the laws of nature and through norms shaped by involving human responsibility.

Creation Regained | Albert M. Wolters

Praise for the first edition “This is the best statement I have come dolters of the ‘reformational’ Christian worldview. I am correct in interpreting that Creation Regained is from a distinctly postmillenial perspective? Books like that always have such interesting and unique insights. What did God mean and how can we do it responsibly according to His design. Wolters is clear on key aspects in Scripture: Free moral agents for Jesus!

Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview

Both the purpose and the subject are linked clearly to the sub-title of the book. He breaks everything down in the helpful and summarizing categories of creation, Fall, redemption, and his major emphasis relates to God’s structure and direction of the created order, how the Fall into sin has affected everything, and how God’s reconciling and redeeming work will likewise restore everything.


The fall was not a removal of grace from nature and thereby making it corruptbut the event necessitated grace for nature’s restoration.

This is only mentioned briefly in the closing chapters, so I would like to read a more in depth account on this point but, this book remains an albwrt introduction and point of departure non the less. Wolters never says that the work of Christians will bring the New Jerusalem down from heaven. Some additional clarity on this point is needful.

Second, Wolters explains God’s redemption cosmically. For instance, communism seems to fail because it violates certain creational norms.

Al Wolters lays out the foundation of the Dutch Reformed school of theology.

abert Provides a great explanation of Biblical Worldview and the importance of a solid doctrine of Creation. Goheen In print for two decades and translated into eight languages, Albert Wolters’s classic formulation of an integrated Christian worldview has been revised and expanded to reach new readers beyond the generation that has already benefited from this clear, concise proposal for transcending the false dichotomy between sacred and secular.

He fails to clearly delineate exactly what nature of authority the church carries with regards to government, economy, social services etc I wish there was a simplified version of this book to recommend to newer believers or those without an academic background, as I would be hesitant to recommend this particular book to such people, even though they could benefit greatly from the ideas, just as I have.

Mar 10, Anggun Huang rated it really liked it. This book changed regainee life; God used it to speak the Gospel to me afresh.

Apr 28, Kiel rated it really liked it.