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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS.

however,

and the

decision cannot,

imilaterally

cases,

The Law

magistrate. each,

these

in

The

of the State.

unity

natural

the

12$

the

here has to indicate the rights of

rights of the citizens over their

must remain the

with

rest

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

According to the order of things,

in the Constitution.

in

became

time, this

his

to Calvin the doctrine of the

Knighthood, the rights of the

••'magistratus inferiores".

the rights of guilds and

city,

regulation

its

much more,

led then to

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

and so Calvin wished the law to

authority;

by the cooperation of these with the High Since that time these medieval

These corporations or

antiquated.

no longer invested with taken

by Parliament,

house of representatives

and now

it

name

of

resistance,

in

remains the

totally

now 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

of State institutions

to

name

in

A united defence which was preferred to individual

ment.

But

become

social orders are

or whatever

maintain the popular rights and the

which

power, their place

ruling

may

magistrates.

relations,

part arose from the feudal system, have

own civil be made

and to accelerate

whatever way the form essentially

people,

in

the old all

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

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 129

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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