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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

now

splendid structure, modernism

and against

this

succesfully

defend

opposition

to

26

confronts Christianity

;

deadly danger, ye, Christians, cannot

your Sanctuary, but by placing, a

this,

all

and

life

in

zvorld-view of your

own, founded as firmly on the base of your ozvn principle,

and

zvronght oiU with the same clearness

an

equally logical consistency

by

going back, our hearts personal faith

of humanity

And

of mystical itself

history

in

glittering in

not obtained

is

warmth and our

abundant

in

and

which was reached

Reformation.

in

the

to

Calvinism.

in wild

taken

out

is

content,

of

deniers

in

a

a

Pro-

without further

sense,

name which

chameleon-like

God-man

Only of Calvinism can and

general

And

either a purely negative conception with-

or

the

There

revolutionary orgies. Luther

never worked out his fundamental thought.

differentiation,

to

Socinianism died an inglorious death;

Anabaptism perished testantism

fruit,

the development

in

a retnrn

this is equivalent to

no choice here.

is

full

manifesting

turning-point

that

this

works or mysticism, but only by

Christian

either

Now

.

it

like to

adopt as their

be said that

logically* followed out the lines

it

the

shield.

has consistently

of the Reformation,

has established not only churches but also States, has set its

in

stamp upon

the

full

of

man

life

I

first

feel

social

and public

life,

and has

thus,

sense of the world, created for the whole a world of thought entirely

convinced that, after what

no one

Lectures,

will

accuse

I

its

own.

have said

me

in

my

of underrating

Lutheranism; yet the present Emperor of Germany has

no evil

less

than

three times furnished an example of the

after-effect

of Luther's apparently slight mistakes.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 265

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