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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

232 purety

our social ciixles; and to

in

this

manifold

efifect

beneath Church and State, beneath society

placed

it

and home-circle a fundamental philosophic conception, from

derived

strictly

therefore

This

all

of

dominating

its

and

principle,

own.

its

every

excludes

itself

of imitative re-

idea

and what the descendants of the old Dutch

pristination,

Calvinists as well as of the Pilgrim fathers have to do,

not to copy the past, as

is

fact,

to

plant,

bud and with the

Calvinism were a petre-

if

but to go back to the living root of the Calvinist

and

clean

to water

our actual

life

now

fully in

modern

these

in

demands of the times

and so to ^ause

it,

to blossom once more,

to

times,

and with

to come.

my final lecture. A

This explains the subject of

Calvinistic development needed by the watits

The prospect

it

accordance

nezv

of the future.

of this future does not present itself to us,

as every student of sociology will acknowledge, in bright colours.

I

would not go so

far as to assert that

we

are on

the eve of universal social bankruptcy, but that the signs of the times are ominous admits of no denial. sure,

in

imagination in

by

is

unable

to

foretell

this respect the race

half century.

As

are increasing.

are

be

the control of nature and her forces, immense

gains are being registered year

power

To

a result of

this,

what heights of

attain in the

next

the comforts of

life

more rapid and widespread.

until recently

dormant, gradually

themselves drawn into the larger

Aided by

to

may

and the boldest

World-intercourse and communication

constantly becoming

Asia and Africa,

year,

circle of stirring

sport, the principles of hygiene exert a

feel life.

grow-

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 236

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