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CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

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and others which have intermingled. Thus on the one hand there are groups which have dominated exclusively their own inherent forces, and on the other hand groups which by commingling have crossed their

traits

with

those of other tribes, and thus have attained a higher perfection.

It is

noteworthy that the process of human

development steadily proceeds with those groups whose historic characteristic

On

of blood.

upon our race secluded

life

in its isolation

at large.

itself,

manent impulse

we

not isolation but the commingling

the whole the Mongolian race has held

and

itself apart,

is

has bestowed no benefits

Behind the Himalayas a similar

and hence

failed to

to the outside world.

find that with the Scandinavians

impart any per-

Even

in

Europe

and Slavs there was

hardly

any intermingling of blood, and, consequently

having

failed to

part

little

On

the general development of

in

hand the

the other

Museums by show

that

Accadians

develop a richer type, they have taken

in

in

in

life.

our great still

Mesopotamia the Aryan element of the

mingled

the

from Babylon

the two languages of their inscriptions

Semitic-Babylonian that

tablets

human

land

itself ;

at

an

early period with the

and Egyptology leads us of the Pharaohs

we

to conclude

deal from the

beginning with a population produced by the mingling of two very different tribes.

the

one believes any longer

pretended race-unity of the Greeks.

well as in Italy

we

others.

In Greece as

deal with races of a later date

have intermingled with the

and

No

who

earlier Pelasgians, Etruscians

Islam seems to be exclusively Arabic, but

a study

of the spread

Persians,

Turks and other

of

Islamism

among

the Moors,

series of subjected tribes, with

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 42

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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