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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

l8o /

This

why

the reason,

is

the abler theologians, espe-

Germany, imagined,

cially in

that the best thing to

be to avail themselves

v/ould

do

of one or the other of

these philosophical systems as a prop to sustain Christ-

The

ianity.

and

was

theology

compound

result of this

first

the

of philosophy

mediating

so-called

which gradually became poorer and poorer

and richer

logical, richer

at its

glory

the

in

head and found

its

cleanse

to

theology of

who was

born,

not even entirely free of

Holy Scriptures most

collection

and

pseudepigraphic

part

manner

a

into

and

interpolated

The song

fables.

its

such a thorough manner, that

in

was transformed into a man, born

Christ

and

up

lifted

attempt,

abnormal character

in its theo-

in its philosophical part, until

modern theology

last

theology,

filled

of the

we

as

sin,

are

and the

of writings, for the in

with

every

possible

myths,

legends

Psalmist: '•'We see not

our signs; they have set up their ensigns for signs", has

been

literally

Scriptures

rooted

included,

out,

and

by them. Christ and the

fulfilled

every sign of the abnormal was

the

sign

of the normal process em-

braced as the only genuine criterion of truth. result,

repeat what

I

nothing

upon

to

his

surprise

inner

I

us.

have already

who

He,

stated,

In this

there

subjectively

is

looks

being and objectively upon the world

around him as normal, cannot but speak as he does, cannot reach a different result, and would be insincere in his position as a scientific

man,

sent things in a different light.

moral such

point a

of

man's

view,

if

And

he were to repretherefore from a

not thinking for a

responsibility

in

moment

of

the judgment of God,

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Calvinism - pagina 184

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