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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

Now

compare with

of three centuries

this

all

Calvinism understood

that the world was not to be saved

Therefore

conscience.

by

ethical philoso-

only by the restoration of tenderness of

but

phizing,

marvellous results

the

of Calvinism,

97

it

did not indulge in reasoning,

but appealed directly to the soul, and placed face at

the

face to

it

with the Living God, so that the heart trembled,

and

His holy majesty,

review,

historical

majesty, discovered

in that

And

glory of His love.

when, going back

in this

you observe how thoroughly corrupt

and rotten Calvinism found the world, to what depth moral

among

at

life

had sunk,

that time

in

the courts, and

among the leaders among men and women, among the higher the clergy, and

the people, in

of science,

— then

and the lower

classes

among you

dare to deny the palm of moral victory

to

will

Calvinism,

from the

which

still

in

throughout

wide serious groups of noble men,

nobler women,

the'ir

what censor

one generation, though hunted

hitherto

loftiness of their ideal conceptions

power of

:

battlefield to the scaffold, created,

five nations at once,

and

of society

moral

self-control.

unsurpassed

in

and unequalled

the

in the

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 101

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