One particularly welcomes this book, on the interpretation of Calvin on creation as narrated in the first chapters of Genesis. At this juncture, evolutionism is being acclaimed a philosophy of life — and as such becomes a surrogate for divine revelation concerning the origin, essence, and consummation of all of reality.
Calvin as it were proleptically exposed the falsehood of some of the basic assumptions of evolutionism. Strikingly enough, he stated that "the First Cause (i.e. God) is Self-sufficient; and intermediate or secondary causes have only what they borrow from this Cause." Consequently, the earth had no "germinating principle" or creativity in itself (Commentary on Genesis 1:11).