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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

l6

modern Pantheism.

Without

and Hfe-system we must

this unity of starting point

power to maintain

lose the

our independent position, and our strength for resistance

must ebb away.

The supreme

interest here at stake, however, forbids

our accepting without more positive proof the

fact that

Calvinism really provides us with such an unity of life-

system

and we demand

Calvinism

proofs

of the assertion that

not a partial nor was a mft'ely temporary

is

phenomenon,

but

such an all-embracing system of

is

principles, as, rooted in the past,

us in the present and to

Hence we must

future.

is

able to strengthen

us with confidence for the

fill

ask what are the required

first

conditions for such general systems of

that Calvinism really

in the first place, that

our relation

our relation to

Hence the shall

of

find

our

If

our

life,

consciousness, lies

vines

claim demands

to

it

in

comprehended but in

God.

the

must

human to

life;

viz,

man, and

3.

in

its

that such a

life

system

in a special interpretation is

not accidental, but

to put

is

start

which our root

:

This

such an action

imperative.

all

our relation

starting-point

relation

entire

2.

zvorld.

tJie

first

its

God,

to

from

insight be obtained into

a peculiar

principle

the three fundamental relations of I.

as Paganism,

these conditions.

fulfils

These conditions demand a special

life,

Romanism and Modernism, and then show

Islamism,

its

stamp upon

from that point

life

unity,

is

still

— not

in

our

undivided and

in the

spreading

from which the vines spring.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 20

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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