Outline for “Culture in Biblical Perspective”

 O.T. theophanies and wisdom literature (John 8:56; I Cor. 10:1-9; Luke 7:35 & 11:49 cf. Prov. 8:7 & Eccl.).   Cultural implications of Christ’s earthly mission and heavenly session (Col. 1 to 2; Eph. 1 to 2; Heb. chs. 2 & 5 & 7; Rev. ch. 1f).   His future parousia from heaven (I Thess, 5; II Thess. 1;  Rev. 3:3-11f & 22:12 etc.).  His future apokatastasis toon panton (Acts 3:19-21; 23:34f; 17:31).  Summary.

IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT: ENGINEER OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT Life spirit of unfallen Adam cf. "Us" in Gen. 1:26 & 2:7.    Ruach hayyom in Gen. 3:8 cf. John 16:7-13. Spirit of Cainite culture (Calvin’s Comm. on Gen. 4:20 & Inst. II:2:14-16).   The striving Spirit before the Flood (Janssen van Rijssen on Gen. 6:3).   Spirit of understanding (Job 34:8 cf. Isa. 28:2.3f).   Spirit of art (Ex. chs. 31 &35 cf. Heb. 9:8).   Regenerative and task-enabling Spirit (Ezek. 37 & John 3).   Poured-out cosmos-embracing Spirit (Acts 2:4 & 2:17-21). Comprehensive fruitful Spirit (Gal. 5).   Gift-giving Spirit (I Cor. 12).   All-embracing heavenly Spirit of (re)creation (Rev. 4).   Yes, Spirit of culture (Isa. 32:14-18 & 44:1-5)!   Summary.