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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND ART. and

from one another; on the contrary, what

religion,

he desires

that

is

three

tliese

all

human

powers

vital

cosmos;

There must be a

together.

has thought out the

it

a Religion which

cannot

department of

life

whole of human

Let

of

art

life,

religion included.

my

introduce

has

also

advanced

the

development

was

a

acinally

reminder that,

not

able

to

the

point,

arts.

realm of

role

viz,,

that

a concrete sense

in

of the

of the

extension

last

and

in the

play

could only work with

wide

of the

Calvinism

needs

single

adopts, into her splendid world, the

suggestion

this

domain

and sa

life;

must be an Art which, despising no

there

until

sit still

human

she has permeated every sphere of also

be permeated by

shall

life

Science which will not rest until entire

221

of a

It

art,

scarcely

Calvinism

sorcerer,

That the

natural data.

and

Italian

has a more tuneful voice than the Scot, and that the

German of song

is

carried

away by a more passionate impulse

than the Netherlander,

which art had to reckon, under well

as

under that of Calvinism.

which explains

why

it

is

are simple data with

Roman

An

differences

of

undeniable

fact,

neither logical nor honest to

reproach Calvinism for that which the

supremacy, as

national

is

character.

merely due to

The

truth

is

equally plain that, in the Northern countries of Europe,

Calvinism was not able to produce, as by magic, marble,

porphyry or therefore

free-stone,

from the ground, and that

the arts of sculpture and architecture, which

require rich, natural stone, were

more

readily developed

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism - pagina 225

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