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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE. the

forming together one

laws,

spiritual

151

high

order,

which exists according to God's command, and wherein God's counsel

will

be accomplished

in the

consummation

of His eternal, all-embracing plan. Faith in such an tmity^ stability and order of things, personally, as predestination, cosmically, as the counsel

of God's decree, could not but awaken as with a loud

and vigorously

voice,

a

order, science

is

unable to go beyond mere conjectures,

and only when there of the

Universe,

science

to

the

general

organic interconnexion

be also a possibility for

there

phenomena

the empirical investigation of to

the

which

and from the

general,

the law which rules over

to

it,

and from that

dominant over

is

which are absolutely indispensable for

science, are at

ber

faith in the

from

to the principle,

data,

the

itself

had blunted such

hand only under

fact,

cleared for

to

is

will

ascend

special

law

Without

foster love for science.

conviction of this unity, this stability and this

deep

that

life,

days,

The higher

Remem-

when Calvinism

tottering semj-pelagianism

this conviction of unity, stability

an extent

all

this supposition.

those

in

a path in

all.

that even

and order,

Thomas Aquinas

lost a

deal of his influence, while Scotists, mystics and

great

Epicureans vied with one another in their endeavors

human mind of its steady course. And who does not perceive, what entirely new

to deprive the

who

is

there

impulse

to

undertake

scientific

investigations

had to

grow out of the new-born Calvinism, which with one 'powerful

grasp

brought

order

under discipline so dangerous a making- an end to

that

out

of chaos, putting

spiritual licentiousness,

halting between

two or more

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 155

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