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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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THIRD LECTURE.

CALVINISM AND POLITICS. «

My enters

third lecture leaves the sanctuary of religion

upon the domain of the State

from the sacred

Only

now

principle,

circle to the secular field

we

therefore

combat

to

— the

Calvinism represents

proceed,

and

first transition

of human

life.

summarily and

an exclusively

in

suggestion,

that

ecclesiastical

and

the unhistorical

dogmatic movement, y

The

religious

momentum

of Calvinism has placed, also

beneath political Society, a fundamental conception, its

own, just because

it

all

not merely pruned the branches

and clean the stem, but reached down to the very root of our

human

That

this

everyone who political

life.

Jiad to is

be so

able

to

becomes evident

at once to

appreciate the fact that no

scheme has ever become dominant, which was

not founded in a specific religious or antireligious conception.

Calvinism, it

And may

has effected

that

this

has been the

appear from the in

fact,

political

as regards

changes which

those three historic lands of political

freedom, the Netherlands, Enijland and America.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 102

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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