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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

who from

fulness of conviction

and counted

Predestination,

7

were open defenders of

an honor to be

it

Calvinists,

were nevertheless so deeply impressed with the disfavour attached of

the

to

commending

"Calvinistic

denominational

of

title

indicates a third use of

man

who' in England

but

is

name

a

class

of Baptists

in

Wales

to this

day

Thus here

of "Calvinistic Methodists".

some way a confessional difference, name for special church- denomina-

indicates in

it

The

call themselves "Calvinistic Baptists",

and the Whitefield Methodists

also

speak

some Baptists and Methodists No less a the name Calvinist,

than Spurgeon belonged to

bear the

for the sake

of Calvinism.

than

of Augustinianism

rather

name", that

their conviction, they prefered to

applied as the

Without doubt

tions.

practice

this

would have been

by Calvin himself. During his life-time, no Reformed Church ever dreamed of naming the Church of Christ after any man. The Lutherans But have done this, the Reformed Churches never. most

severely

criticized

beyond

this sectarian, confessional,

use of the

name

"Calvinist",

fonrth place, as a philosophical

scientific

it

and denominational

serves moreover, in the

name, either

in

an

historical,

or political sense. Historically, the

name

of Calvinism indicates the channel in which the Refor-

mation moved, so far as Anabaptist nor Socinian.

we understand by

it

it

was neither Lutheran, nor In

the philosophical sense,

that system of conceptions which,

under the influence of the master-mind of Calvin raised '

itself to

as

a

dominance

political

in the several

spheres of

life.

name, Calvinism indicates that

movement which has guaranteed

And

political

the liberty of nations

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 11

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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