In print for two decades and translated into eight languages, Albert Wolters’ 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. Wolters begins by defining the nature and scope of a worldview, distinguishing it from philosophy and theology. 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. This twentieth-anniversary edition features a new concluding chapter, coauthored with Michael Goheen, that helpfully places the discussion of worldview in a broader narrative and missional context.
“we can now consider man’s fall into sin and its consequences for the creation” (Page 53)
“For our purposes, worldview will be defined as ‘the comprehensive framework of one’s basic beliefs about things.’” (Page 2)
“He does it either directly, without mediation, or indirectly, through the involvement of human responsibility” (Page 16)
“The sum of our discussion of a reformational worldview is simply this: (1) creation is much broader and more comprehensive than we tend to think, (2) the fall affects that creation in its full extent, and (3) redemption in Jesus Christ reaches just as far as the fall. The horizon of creation is at the same time the horizon of sin and of salvation. To conceive of either the fall or Christ’s deliverance as encompassing less than the whole of creation is to compromise the biblical teaching of the radical nature of the fall and the cosmic scope of redemption.” (Page 86)
“What, then, is the relationship of worldview to Scripture? The Christian answer to this question is clear: our worldview must be shaped and tested by Scripture.” (Page 7)
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