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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE. to

and

social

on the

of

basis

For a moment chance

natural

law,

instead of atheistically banish-

for,

made

on the processes the

And, indeed,

goal.

will

of the individual, but

and the

of history

unconsciously

race,

more than

for

any

real

and strong indirect

which

in

would

however,

also,

it

not

in

the

systems

order of law

Germany

lent the

support of tradition to the walls of an

so,

many,

half a century this

inherent

institutions

political

highest

the

stability to life;

because the established

otherwise

Even

was

stability

but

themselves,

collective will of

towards

tending

philosophy has imparted a certain that

found

feasible to

it

not as the French, on a state of

on the atomistic

nature" or

fair

their system, these philosophers sought

structure,

social

speculation.

seemed to have a

attempt

this

refuge in Pantheism, and thus

the

own

evolved from their

of success;

God from

ing

by putting them or by giving them an

ethical relations, either

substratum

ideal

243

edifice

have immediately collapsed.

could not prevent that in Ger-

moral principles became more and more

problematic, moral foundations

more and more

insecure,

no other right than that of actual law received recognition

;

far

the

Voltaire's

devel-

between themselves, both agreed

differ

in their aversion to,

tianity.

much German and French

and, however

opment might

and

rejection

of,

traditional Chris-

tinfdme'''

'"''Ecrasez

is

already

left

behind by Nietzsche's blasphemous utterances Christ,

and Nietzsche

is

the author

are being most eagerly devoured

Germany

on

whose works

by the young modern

of our day.

After this manner then,

we

in

Europe

at least,

have

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 247

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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