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CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

158

of the

terrestrial

formed

globe

his estimation

in

one

whole with the investigation of the length and breadth of the love

two works and

Christ,

He saw

of Christ. of God,

the one in creation, the other in

both he adored that majesty of Almighty

in

God, which transported light

speak

Confessions

God,

In this

his soul into ecstacy.

deserving of notice that our best Calvinistic

is

it

himself placed before

two means, whereby we

of

And

the Scriptures ajid Nature.

viz.

remarkable

it

still

kwow more

that Calvin, instead of simply treating

is,

Nature as an accessorial item, as so many Theologians were inclined to do, was accustomed to compare the Scriptures to a pair of spectacles, enabling us to deci-

pher again the divine Thoughts, written by God's

book of Nature, which had become

in

the

in

consequence

dread

of the

curse.

that

he who

possibility,

nature,

were wasting

and

idle

that

for

things.

It

capacities

his

was

obliterated

Thus vanished occupied

perceived,

God's sake, our attention

Hand every

himself with

in pursuit of vain

on the contrary,

may

not be with-

drawn from the life of nature and creation; the study of the body regained its place of honour beside the study of the soul; and the social organization of mankind well

on

earth

was again looked

of

the

perfect

saints

being as

and Humanism. substitute

Calvinist

life

opposed

In in

as

far

this

the

in

heaven.

This also

existing between Calvinism

explains the close relation

the

as

worthy an object of human science as the con-

gregation

to

upon

as

Humanism endeavored

world for the eternal, every

Humanist.

But

in as

much

Humanist contented himself with a plea

for

as

a

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Calvinism - pagina 162

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