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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS. the

unity

natural

however,

and the

with

rest

the

here has to indicate the rights of

rights of the citizens over their

must remain the

25

decision cannot,

tmilaterally

cases,

The Law

magistrate. each,

The

of the State.

these

in

1

invincible

own purses

bulwark against the abuse of

power on the part of the government.

And

here exactly

ration of the

lies

the starting-point for that coope-

sovereignty of the government, with the

sovereignty in the social sphere, which finds

became

time, this

his

the

rights

to Calvin the doctrine of the

Knighthood, the rights of the

"magistratus inferiores". city,

regulation

According to the order of things,

in the Constitution.

in

its

of guilds and

much more,

led then to

the self-assertion of social "States", with their

by the cooperation of

these with the

medieval relations,

Since that time these

These corporations or

antiquated.

no longer invested with

by Parliament,

house of representatives

and now

it

or

name

of

in

remains the

is

the general

bear in different countries,

remains the duty of those Assemblies to

all,

with and

if

liberties,

of

all

and

in

need be against the govern-

both to simplify the construction and operation

oi State institutions

to

now

A united defence which was preferred to individual

ment.

resistance,

But

in

totally

social orders are

whatever name

may

which

become

power, their place

ruling

maintain the popular rights and the

civil

High magistrates.

part arose from the feudal- system, have

taken

own

and so Calvin wished the law to be made

authority;

and to accelerate

whatever way the form essentially

people,

in

the all

old its

their functions.

may

be modified,

it

Calvinistic plan, to assure

classes

and orders,

in all its

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 129

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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