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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

64 higher

the

nevertheless

admonished, with equal emphasis, and

in

give

glory

to

drives

the

of religious monism. the stamp of one-ness

God upholds and

This

brings

or abnormal,

have

preserves

us,

name

of the Lord.

wedge of dualism

in

facto with

having

abnormal.

start

into

the

man

in his

tinues

highest

to

distinction

which

and having therefore become

the latter case religion must necessarily character.

Now

the prevailing

favours the view that religion has to

as

a

a

as

This nobody affirms. make such an absurd fact, we meet with much

norm.

better than to

matter

of

and imperfect

be the

Not of course

whole should conform already

religious

Everyone knows

As

to

present condition as normal, or

soteriological

our race

statement.

transition,

concerned with the question,

is

fallen into sin,

irreligiousness,

it all.

religion be normal,

The

from man as being normal.

though

created

matter of religion we must reckon de

the

present,

at

He

further

Must

viz.,

soteriologicalf

e.,

In

assume a idea,

i

just as

it,

without any

mind here

in

whether

to

the

One supreme calling must impress upon all human life, because one

our fourth main question,

as

to

but the true Calvinist never forsakes the standard

life,

I

eyes

his

is

religion

All partial

shuts

it,

to

things,

all

maybe

or

light,

rule.

religious

But precisely

development conin this

slow and

gradual progress from the lowest forms to the highest ideals, the

of

religion

development demanded by contends

According to

that

it

has

this

normal view

found confirmation.

this view, the first traces of religion are

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 68

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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