Albert M. Wolters

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Albert M. Wolters
BornMarch 30, 1942

Albert Marten "Al" Wolters (born 1942 in the Netherlands) is an emeritus professor of religion at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario (near Hamilton).[1] He has been described as a "towering figure" in the Kuyperian Neo-Calvinist pantheon.[2]


Wolters studied at Calvin College (B.A., 1964), the Free University of Amsterdam (Ph.D., 1972), and McMaster University (M.A., 1987).[1]


Wolters' best-known book is Creation regained: Biblical basics for a reformational worldview, originally published in 1985[3] with a second edition in 2005,[4] it has been translated into Spanish[5] and other languages.[3]

Following in the tradition of Reformed writers such as Kuyper, Bavinck, Dooyeweerd, and Vollenhoven,[6] Wolters outlines a worldview based around the categories of creation, fall, and redemption.

Wolters has made a particular study of the Copper Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, he has published multiple papers on the subject[7] as well as a pamphlet The Copper Scroll: Overview, Text and Translation as a supplement to the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament.[8]

Wolters has published several articles on the book of Zechariah,[9] and a major commentary which focuses on the way the book of Zechariah has been interpreted through history.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Al Wolters". Redeemer University College. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ McIlhenny, Ryan (2009). "A Third-Way Reformed Approach to Christ and Culture: Appropriating Kuyperian neocalvinism and the Two Kingdoms Perspective" (PDF). MAJT. 20: 82. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b Aniol, Scott (April 26, 2012). "Book review: Creation Regained, Albert M. Wolters". Artistic Theologian. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  4. ^ Wolters, Albert M. (2005). Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview (2nd ed.). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0802829696.
  5. ^ Wolters, Albert M.; Morales, Victor (2006). La Creacion Recuperada: Bases Biblicas Para Una Cosmovision Reformacional. Dordt College Press. ISBN 978-0932914712.
  6. ^ Review by Gordon J. Spykman, Calvin Theological Journal 20.2 (1985), p. 331.
  7. ^ "Bibliography of the Copper Scroll". Bar-Ilan University. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  8. ^ Wolters, Al (October 1996). The Copper Scroll: Overview, Text and Translation (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement). Sheffield Academic Press.
  9. ^ Wolters, A., 'Confessional Criticism and the Night Visions of Zechariah', in C. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and K. Möller (eds.), Renewing Biblical Interpretation (The Scripture and Hermeneutics Series; vol. 1; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000), 90-117; Wolters, A., 'Zechariah 14 and Biblical Theology', in C. G. Bartholomew (ed.), Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation (Bletchley: Paternoster Press, 2004), 261-85; Wolters, A., 'Zechariah 14: A Dialogue with the History of Interpretation', Mid-America Journal of Theology 13 (2002), 39-56; Wolters, A., 'Zechariah, Book of', in M. J. Boda and J. G. McConville (eds.), Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012), 889-99.
  10. ^ Wolters, A., Zechariah (Historical Commentary on the Old Testament; Leuven: Peeters, 2014). Reviewed by Anthony R. Petterson, in Review of Biblical Literature 09 (2016).