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THE FIVE FACULTIES

§ 53.

process,

and there

is

a

power that

directs the course of

of a single individual, but, for life

hand

tlie

This dominion does not rest in the hand

process of science. the

[Div. II

who

of a Spirit

and science both,

stands above

all

individuals

is ;

in

and

since in both realms (in that of life as well as in that of

science) this

power

exercised by one and the selfsame

is

Spirit, the correct idea of the organism of

of itself to light in history,

net without

fits

and

though

it

science

comes

be only gradually and

starts.

The Five Faculties

§ 53.

In the preceding section the Theological faculty was numbered with the other four, in order to state the fact that it was born from the practical needs of life, and that it has stood

behind none of the others in the manner of formation. Its right of primogeniture among these five can scarcely be But however important a weight this fact may disputed.

add

to the scale,

tion

which Theology

The

science.

fact

it

does by no means yet define the posiis

entitled to hold in the organism of

may

not be overlooked, that at more than

one university the faculty of Theology has practically been that at a number of universities it continues abolished ;

merely as the child of tradition and that in this traditional prolongation of its life it has undergone, more than any other ;

metamorphosis that at length the idenstudy has been entirely lost. Not merely the need, therefore, of judicious criticism, but practice itself places a very grave interrogation mark after this heritage of history, and compels, with respect to Theology, a closer investigation into its certificate of birth and its right of domicile. To do this, however, it is necessary that we first orient ourselves a little with reference to the other parts faculty, so violent a tity'

of the object of its

of the realm, in order to obtain a definite conception of the

other four faculties. is the most This faculty has not It would have done this yet attained its self-consciousness. mucli sooner, if the faculty of Natural Philosophy liad

Since for our investigation the Philological

important,

we

will consider that first.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zaterdag 1 januari 1898

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 708 Pagina's

Encyclopedia of sacred theology - pagina 216

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 708 Pagina's

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