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CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

1

65

the hands of unbehevers; but on the contrary, looking

upon

conscious

is

in all his works,

he

of having been called to fathom with

all

the energy of his things

intellect,

and the "common grace"

-adores,

in

production

nature and

Thus you

human

of

sociology

and

perceive,

had

lain

the

of

God he

wondrous character,

its

industry, in the

the

in

suddenly removed life

things terrestrial as well as

open to view both the order of

to

celestial;

creation,

in

know God

as his task, to

it

this

the

interdict,

of mankind,

life

human race. "common grace"

of the

history

how

in the

dogma

of

under which secular

bound, even at the

coming very

peril of

near a reaction in favour of a one-sided love for these secular studies.

was now understood, that

It

was the "common

it

grace" of God, which had produced in ancient Greece

and

Rome

the

treasures of philosophic light, and dis-

closed to us treasures of art and justice, which kindled love for classical studies, in order to renew to us

the

the profit of so splendid an heritage. that

seen,

aphoristic

the history of mankind spectacle

€very

nation

of which It

its

was now clearly

not so as

special

and men of thought.

ceived, that there

present

a coherent

task,

which

and the knowledge

be a fountain of blessing for every people.

economy deserved the

round about

much an

centre; a process in

was apprehended, that the science of

national

ars

may

has

its

is

passions,

of cruel

process with the Cross as

It

us,

itself as

or in

human

and

careful attention of schol-

Yea,

was nothing

politics

it

was

intuitively con-

either in the life

itself,

life

of nature

which did not

an object worthy of investigation, which

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Calvinism - pagina 169

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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