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DIVISION

III

THEOLOGY oJ*ic

CHAPTER

I

THE CONCEPTION OF THEOLOGY § 56.

In the answer to what

even

the

name

is

we

The

Name

are to understand

by Theology,

in our time too superficially explained.

The reason is that men are in some perplexity about the name. Having broken away from old-time Theology, and having displaced it by something else, the old name is merely kept to maintain in a moral and formal sense an hereditary right to the heritage of Sacrosanct Theology. This is only arbitrary, unless one can prove, genetically at If this cannot be least, his relation to old-time Theology. done, it does not infringe the right to abandon what has become unfit for use, and to replace it by a new complex of studies entirely differently understood, but in that case the For then the name becomes old name should be discarded. a false label, and

its

would be dishonest. Our Theology is therefore no antidemanded by the method that

retention

going back to the name of quarian predilection, but is must guide us in defining the conception of Theology. The effort more and more put forth in the second half of this century, either in the psychologic-empiric line of Schleier-

macher, or in the speculative track of Hegel, or in both, to form a certain idea of the departments taught in the Theological faculty, to translate this idea into a conception, 228

and

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zaterdag 1 januari 1898

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 708 Pagina's

Encyclopedia of sacred theology - pagina 252

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zaterdag 1 januari 1898

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 708 Pagina's

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