Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture

William Edgar (2017)

Overview

This book presents a biblical and theological analysis of culture and the cultural mandate. It pa...

Chapter 1: Cultural Analysis

Cultural studies rose in the West as secularization increased. In the first phase of cultural stu...

Chapter 2: Biblical and Theological Reflections

Although the word “culture” does not appear in Scripture, there are many biblical principles and ...

Chapter 3: Facing the Contra Mundum Texts

The primary calling that God has given the human race is to worship him and to engage in culture....

Chapter 4: Read it Again—Life in this World

Scripture records the opposition that righteousness experiences from evil. It is sin—not creation...

Chapter 5: This World, No Friend?

Augustine established a strong division between the City of Man and the City of God, but his divi...

Chapter 6: The End of the Beginning

Peter declares—in response to false teachers who are denying that God intervenes in the world and...

Chapter 7: Creation and Redemption

It is absolutely essential to bear in mind the distinction between the good creation and the evil...

Chapter 8: The First Vocation

The Great Commission is in complete harmony with the cultural mandate commanded in Genesis 1. It ...

Chapter 9: Culture After the Fall

It is not difficult to see the effects of sin throughout history, and to see the evil that contin...

Chapter 10: The Cultural Reflex

The cultural mandate is pervasive in the OT. Life is to be lived in covenant with God. Psalm 8 is...

Chapter 11: Culture in the New Covenant

Jesus was a Galilean Jew, and his teachings show intimate familiarity with the details of his sur...

Chapter 12: Culture in the Afterlife

We do not have enough information to be dogmatic about the role of culture in the new heavens and...

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