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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

1/2

became a

Calvinist

our

kingdom of

nature,

above man.

labour

this

way

before, under,

limitless field

to

had

to

and

be worked.

the Calvinist consecrated himself with

enthusiasm and energy. in

his

in all the wealth of the

was spread out

This entire

on

perform on earth an

to

The cosmos,

important task.

To

pilgrim, who, while

home, had yet

eternal

For the earth with

all

that

is

had, according to God's Will, to be subjected to

it,

Thus

man.

country, gation

flourished,

never

days,

in

my

native

and industry, commerce and navi-

agriculture

as

those

in

awakened new needs.

new-born national

This

before.

life

order to subdue the earth,

In

a knowledge of the earth was indispensable, knowledge of

of

oceans,

its

its

And

laws of this nature.

people

who had

itself,

nature,

and of the

so

came

it

now

until

attributes

and

to pass that the

refrained from encour-

aging science, by a new and sparkling energy, suddenly called

it

into action, spurring

unknown.

hitherto entirely

And now tion,

I

on to a sense of liberty,

it

approach

my

last point, viz., the asser-

that the emancipation of Science must inevitably

lead to a sharp conflict of principles, and that

You on

The

which

understand, leads

investigation

the

map

result

Optimists

,

for this

Calvinism alone offered the ready solution.

conflict, also,

is

of

life

the

and

school of Hegel.

to

conflict

collisions.

differently

origin

pessimists.

Among

I

have from

of schools

A

in view.

One draws

school

his

Free

the lines

neighbour.

and tendencies. of Kant, and a

jurists the determinists

oppose

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 176

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