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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

and theological character, while Cal-

sively ecclesiastical

vinism put

impress in and outside the Church upon

its

human

every department of is

21

Hence Lutheranism

life.

nowhere spoken of as the creator of a peculiar

form; even the name of "Lutheranism"

mentioned

;

life-

hardly ever

is

while the students of history with increasing

unanimity recognize Calvinism as the creator of a world of

it

human life entirely its own. The second objection, we have is

must

meet

Modernism

that

— how also

question answers

conceptions is

life

then do you explain the

has it

led

to such a general

sprang from the French

Revolution, which on principle broke with

as

this: If

starting-point in a peculiar interpretation

its

conception, notwithstanding

The

is

true that every general development form of find

of our relation to God, fact,

to

If

in

the

cry,

religion.

you exclude from your

God

reckoning with the Living

all

implied

itself.

all

just

"no God no master", you

certainly bring to the front a sharply defined interpre-

your own

tation of

for our relation to

God.

ment, as you yourselves experienced of late Spain, that retails intercourse with its

relation

to

its

A govern-

in the case of

ambassador and breaks every regular

another the

power, declares thereby that

government of that country

strained relation which generally ends in war.

the case here.

not being

The

acquainted with any relation to

annihilated

a

This

is

leaders of the French Revolution,

God except

that which existed trough the mediation of the

Church,

is

all

relation

to

Romish

God, because they

wished to annihilate the power of the Church; and as

a result of

this

they declared war against every religious

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 25

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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