Bekijk het origineel

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 130

Bekijk het origineel

PDF Bekijken
+ Meer informatie

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 130

six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS.

126

and spheres,

circles

pendent

in

all

a

institutions,

corporations and inde-

its

legal

and orderly influence

in

the making of the law and the course of government,

of opinion

we

yet

is

now

of franchise;

its

or

whether

it

desirable to place

is

which

side a corporative right of franchise,

enable the different circles to

At

prevailing solution of the

rights of those social spheres in the i7idividiial

special

by

the only difference

on the important question, whether

shall continue in the

right

And

democratic sense.

in a healthy

present a

new tendency

make a

shall

separate defence.

to organization reveals itself

in the

spheres of commerce and industry and not

less in that

of labour, and even from France voices, like

even

that of Benoit, arise, which clamour for the juncture of

the right of franchise with these organizations. I for

would welcome such a move, provided

one,

application were not onesided, I

may

much

less exclusive;

not linger over these side issues.

Let

it

its

but

suffice

have shown, that Calvinism protests against State-

to

omnipotence; against the horrible conception that no right exists

above and beyond existing laws and against ;

pride of absolutism, which recognizes no constitu-

the

tional rights, except as the result of princely favour.

These three representations, which a nourishment to

our

for

civil

in the

dangerous

And Calvinism is to be dam across this absolutistic

liberties.

having built a

find so

ascendency of Pantheism, are death praised

stream,

not by appealing to popular force, nor to the hallucina-

human

tion

of

and

liberties

greatness, but

of social

life

which the high authority

by deducing those

rights

from the same source, from of the government flows

Deze tekst is geautomatiseerd gemaakt en kan nog fouten bevatten. Digibron werkt voortdurend aan correctie. Klik voor het origineel door naar de pdf. Voor opmerkingen, vragen, informatie: contact.

Op Digibron -en alle daarin opgenomen content- is het databankrecht van toepassing. Gebruiksvoorwaarden. Data protection law applies to Digibron and the content of this database. Terms of use.

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 130

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

PDF Bekijken