Blog Posts by Aaron Denlinger

"Man revolted from his maker": Calvin on Gen. 3.1-7

Article by   August 2014
The curious decision of Adam and Eve, having been the recipients of such goodness from God, to defect from their Maker, thus spoiling the "native excellence" of both themselves and "the whole world which had been created for them," raises... continue

"Men were created to employ themselves": Calvin on Gen. 2.15

Article by   August 2014
We tend towards one of two extremes in our attitudes towards work: either we make too little of it, or we make too much of it. We make too little of work when we regard it with contempt, when we... continue

'Man was rich before he was born': Calvin on Genesis 1.1-2.3

Article by   August 2014
Calvin's commentary on the creation narrative of Genesis 1.1-2.3 is dominated by one particular metaphor--that of God as the builder and decorator of a luxurious house.  The creation days, in Calvin's perspective, mark successive stages in God's construction project. In... continue

Coming Soon: Reflections on Calvin's Genesis Commentary

Article by   August 2014
Many thanks to the fine folk at Ref21 for inviting me to contribute to the website.I'm intending to launch, in a day or two, a series of posts reflecting upon bits and pieces of Calvin's Genesis commentary. Several weeks ago... continue
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