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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

means of

mystical

a

of the feelings, partly even

cult

by means of the name of accord

with

school

the

Though

in

French Revolution

in

Christianity.

of the

and

their breach with Christian tradition

to

empiricism and rationalism,

Kant

acquiescing, as

in a

many

the

embodied

in

imagination

of their

principle.

up

conjured

poetry,

their

touching romances,

in

commended life.

the

in

serious pursuit of

even

where God

to our realized

With

had maintained

side with the intellect, conscience for,

our

before

not unfrequently

authority,

is

noble ideas elaborated in their theories,

all,

its

It

drew the inspiration

consciences in ethical treatises, and, best of

them

by

nevertheless,

gross dualism, tried to escape

consequences

fatal

men

these

precisely from this dualism that they for

in their refusal

any point of departure besides that of

recognize

from the

247

forsaken, cons-

is

cience, being divinely touched, remains capable of pro-

To

the

vigorous initiative

numerous measures, suffering,

the

and sound emotions.

to a certain extent, pure

ducing,

Sociological

and by an even

them claimed the

of the soul from

all

self in the Infinite,

ideal altruism

many

of so

again

right to

practical

have put to shame a

Christian

for mysticism,

some

To

life

lose one's

to feel the stream of the Infinite

deepest recesses of the inner

them the highest raptures of

— specially

heart.

emancipate the inner

restraints of criticism.

and

pulsate through the to

the

which have allayed and alleviated so much

selfishness

meant

and

investigations

Having a personal predisposition of

men we owe

of these

theologians,

— to

from Christianity by reason of

piety.

life,

— Others

a less extent divorced

their antecedents, office

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Calvinism - pagina 251

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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