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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS. is

more powerful than the

other,

and by circumstances.

his talent

everywhere

but

;

it is

1

by his personality, by Dominion is exercised

a dominion which works organically

not by virtue of a State-investiture, but from reignty

sove-

life's

itself.

In relation herewith, and on entirely the

of organic superiority, this

23

there

exists,

side

same ground by side with

personal sovereignty, the sovereignty of the sphere.

Academy

The University

exercises scientific dominion

of fine arts

possessed of art-power; the guild exercised

is

;

the

a technical dominion; the trades-union rules over labour

— and

each of these spheres or corporations

is

conscious

power of exclusive independent judgment and

of the

authoritative action, within

its

proper sphere of operation.

Behind these organic spheres, with

intellectual, aesthetical

and technical sovereignty, the sphere of the family opens with

itself,

right of marriage, domestic peace, education

its

and possession conscious

is

because

And life

of

and

sovereignty the

social

corporative tions,

but because

and

it

may

villages

itself in

fifth

— not

God

has

the very

Commandment.

be remarked that the social forms a sphere of existence,

from the very

necessities of

life,

and which

must be autonomous.

many

In

it,

proclaimed in the

is

cities

arises

therefore

an inherent authority,

Paternal authority roots

so also finally

which

sphere also the natural head

this

of exercising

it.

life-blood

in

government allows

tlie

imposed

and

;

etc.

different in

one's

sphere,

by personal

sphere 3.

we see therefore that own sphere asserts itself i. In

directions

In the

of

superiority.

universities,

domestic sphere

2.

guilds,

of

the

In the associa-

family

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 127

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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