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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM AND ART. Sovereignty of God,

and our creation

211 after His Like-

ness, necessarily lead to that high interpretation of the

the nature and the vocation of

origin,

by

and

Calvin,

The world

stinct.

world of

no other source than God; and of His

bearers

image,

it

have

to

a

is

And found

can have

ideas,

our privilege as

perception of this

and humanly

beautiful world, artistically to reproduce,

to eiijoy

artistic in-

of sounds, the world of forms, the

and the world of poetic

tints,

as adopted

art,

approved by our own

still

it.

thus

come

I

and

third

want of an

the

that

my

to

art-style

We

last point.

of

own,

its

far

from being an objection to Calvinism, on the contrary the higher

indicates that,

stage

we considered how us see

let

exalted

how nobly

the progress of the arts both

And

here,

the

in

its

from the

the nature of art flows

And now

of

it

After

an interpretation of Calvinistic

principle.

Calvinism has encouraged

in principle

first place,

to the important fact that

development.

I

and

in practice.

draw your attention

was Calvinism which, by

releasing art from the guardianship of the Curch, first

recognized naissance

Renaissance, ference

majority.

its

had

for

the

this

the

I

same

do not deny that the Retendency,

but,

with

was marred by a too one-sided prePaganistic,

more Heathen than

and a passion

Christian

;

while

for

Calvin,

on

other hand, kept firmly to the Christian ideas, and ,

the

ideas

the

more

sharply even than any other Reformer opposed every Paganistic influence.

To

deal justly

however with the older

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 215

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