Creator and Creation According to Calvin on Genesis

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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.

ISBN

9783525540831

Publication Date

7-13-2020

Department

Theology

Publisher

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage

City

Gottingen, Germany

Keywords

John Calvin, Biblical interpretation, Genesis, creation

Disciplines

Christianity

Creator and Creation According to Calvin on Genesis

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