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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

40

exhibit

^Yidely,

way

every

in

and French;

in

Burgundians;

in

Germans;

France,

also

Gauls, with

Franks and

the Lowlands, Celts and

Welch with

the

England the old

in

saxons were afterwards raised to a of national it

same mingHng of

this

In Switzerland, the Germans, united with Itahans

races.

may

be

still

higher standard

by the invasion of the Normans.

life

said, that the three principal tribes

Europe, the

under

and Anglo-

Celts

the

of the Germanic,

leadership

come

has

unfold

to

proportion

than

give

is

in

a

still

all

the

higher

assuming a larger

has ever yet been known.

blood flows together from

us

In America, where

itself

commingling of blood

liberty, this

of Western

Romanic and Germanic elements

Celtic,

genealogy of the Calvinistic nations. Calvinism

Indeed

Here the

the tribes of the ancient

and again we have the Celts from Ireland, the Germans from Germany and Scandinavia, united to the

world,

from

Slavs

Russia

who promote

and Poland,

still

further this already vigorous intermingling of the races.

This

process

latter

ponent that tribe,

but

members

is

the

in

order

in

place under the higher ex-

takes

not

that

themselves

milated

it

merely the union of tribe with

old historic nations are dissolving to

allow

the

re-union

of their

one higher unity, hitherto constantly

by the American

type.

In

assi-

this respect also

Calvinism fully meets the conditions imposed on every

new phase of development in the life of humanity. It spread itself in a domain where it found the commingHng of blood stronger than under Romanism, and in America raised this to

its

highest conceivable realization.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 44

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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