Creator and Creation According to Calvin on Genesis
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In this book the author offers a new theological reading of Calvin's Genesis commentary and sermons, with an eye to systematic interests.
This analysis is presented in four chapters: The Creator, The Agent and Act of Creation, Creatures, and Providence. Calvin on Genesis gives unique insights into each of these. First, the Creator has priority in Calvin's thought. The Creator is l'Eternal, who is infinitely distinct and abundantly for creatures in his virtues. Second, the agent of creation is triune and the act of creation is from nothing as well as in and with time. This is a purposeful beginning. Third, Calvin affirms creaturely goodness and order. The relation of humans and animals illustrates Calvin's holistic view of creation as well as the impact of corruption and disorder. Providential sustenance and concursus are closely tied to the nature of creatures and the initial word. Fourth, fatherly governance for the church is presented separately and demonstrated by Calvin's treatment of Abraham and Joseph.
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage
John Calvin, Biblical interpretation, Genesis, creation
Earnshaw, Rebekah, "Creator and Creation According to Calvin on Genesis" (2020). Books by Dordt Authors. 59.