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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

in

Great Britain the same principle

In

ciple.

Dublin.

And

Roman

France,

In

against

pitted

the

Free

Catholic

is

8/

followed

are

faculties

State

of the

faculties

institutions.

Amsterdam saw

also in the Netherlands

of the

1

the birth

for the general cultivation of

University,

the sciences on the foundation of the Calvinistic principle. If

now, according to the demands of Calvinism, Church

and State withdraw,

not say their liberal

do

I

but their high authority, from university-life that the flourish

which

in

own

its

be allowed to take root and then

soil,

the

certainly

and

this

in

domain

also

— to

division

We

and mutual understanding.

History as our witness. tried

division,

it

itself

will

be

only a peaceful separation of the adherents

that

of antithetic principles warrants progress, gress,

order

in

already begun, will be accomplished of

is

and undisturbed, seen,

may

university

^

gifts,

the

realize

of their

idea

call

pro-

upon

Rome

one State^ but the

of

monarchy

universal

here

emperors of

First, the

false

— honest

into a multitude

of independent nations was needed, to develop the hidden political

Empire,

After the

powers of Europe.

Europe yielded

to

fall

of the

Roman

enchantment of one

the

world- Church, until the reformation dispelled this delusion, also,

thus

opening the way for a higher development

of Christian

Hfe.

Nowhere

else

this as clearly

is

as in the United States of America,

seen

where denominati-

onal multiformity gave a separate Church-embodiment to every differentation ot principle.

the old curse of uniformity

Science

only,

tained.

But of

the days of

In the idea of one

its

this

also

artificial

it

may

is

yet main-

be prophesied, that

unity are numbered, that

it

will

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism - pagina 191

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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