RB Academic Press
Better than the Beginning: Creation in Biblical Perspective
- Richard C. Barcellos
This book is not a typical book on creation. It seeks to take the reader from the original creation to its intended goal–the new creation. The Bible is allowed to comment on creation’s author, act, purpose, covenantal context, and goal. This book will help readers see the Christocentric and Christoclimactic nature of biblical revelation. Creation is seen to be for the Son of God to bring glory to the triune God in bringing many sons to glory. What Adam failed to do the Lord Jesus Christ does.
Chapter titles: 1. The Ultimate Reason for Creation: Creation for the glory of God; 2. The Divine Agents of Creation: Creation by the triune God; 3. The Son-Tilted Focus of Creation: Creation for the Son of God; 4. The Revelatory Function of Creation (I): Creation tells of His glory; 5. The Revelatory Function of Creation (II): Creation testifies of His existence; 6. The Initial Act of Creation: Creation out of nothing; 7. The Six Days of Creation: Creation “in the space of six days”; 8. The Image-Bearing Apex of Creation (I): Creation in the image of God; 9. The Image-Bearing Apex of Creation (II): Creation in the image of God; 10. The Sabbath Rest of Creation (I): Creation’s coronation and goal; 11. The Sabbath Rest of Creation (II): Creation’s coronation and goal; and 12. Conclusion: Better than the beginning.
If you are interested in the purpose of creation (and recreation/redemption), the Trinity, biblical theology, covenant theology, the history of redemption, hermeneutics, eschatology, soteriology, and Christology, this book is for you.
- 188 pages
- © 2013
- ISBN 9780980217995