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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

;

CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM. Romanistic and Calvinistic

Europe

conflict in

civilization,

37

and the present

America

as well as in

finds

its

main

cause in the fundamental antithesis between the energy

which proceded from the throne

of Calvinism

found the source of in

every sphere

— and

its

proclaimed

its

God,

reducing

Thus

human

of

in the

Word

of God, and

the glory of

exalted

life

God,

carricature in the French Revolution, which

unbelief in the cry

and which presently is

power

its

of

"no God no master"

form of German Pantheism

in the

more and more

itself

notice

of,

to a

modern Paganism.

was not too bold, when

I

claimed for

I

Calvinism the honour of being neither an

ecclesiastical,

nor a theological, nor a sectarian conception, but one of the of

phases in

principal

human

our

whose high

and among these the youngest,

race;

calling

development

general

the

to

is

still

— Just

influence

the

further

now, however, allow

me

to indicate another circumstance, which strengthens

my

commingling of blood

as,

course

human

of

life.

principal

statement,

thus

the physical basis of

far,

From came down in opment.

the

viz.,

all

the high-lands of

groups,

human develAsia our human race higher

and these

in

turn have been

divided into races and nations; and in entire conformity to the prophetic blessing of

Noah

and of Japheth have been the velopment of the

race.

No

sole

the children of Shem

bearers

impulse for any higher Hfe has

ever gone forth from the third group.

other

groups a twofold

There are

tribal nations

of the de-

With the two

phenomenon presents

itself

which have isolated themselves

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 41

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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