The Son of God in Adam's Shadow: Sin and the Incarnation

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015

"Insofar as Jesus is God, he is eternally above and before all things, and one can indeed say that Adam was created in his image, since Adam was created in the image of God and Jesus is God."
My parents sent me off to college with, among other things, a copy of Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. Despite the majesty of Calvin's theology, reading through the Institutes can be a difficult endeavor. Most difficult are the parts where Calvin engages in extended refutations of his contemporary opponents. As a college freshman, I had the hardest time with the Osiander bits. Andreas Osiander (1498-1552) was a Lutheran theologian in Germany with some original, strange, and just plain wrong theological ideas. Calvin discusses and refutes several of these ideas in the ...

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