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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

;

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

154

and who

flattered himself in hero-worship,

man

honour

as a

at

sank lower than the brutes

it

last

veneration of prostitutes, and

in the

do not

I

the heavenly lustre which sparkled through

assert

any

in

the classical world, to the detraction of

over-rate

of the

Let

in pederasty.

be quite understood therefore that

way

debased his

middle

But

ages.

all

notwithstanding

the haze

all

this

I

and maintain, that the one Aristotle knew more

of the cosmos than

the church-fathers, taken together

all

that under the dominion of Islam, better cosmic science flourished than

the cathedral- and monastic-schools

in

of Europe; that the recovery of the writings of Aristotle

was the

incentive to renewed, though rather deficient

first

cosmic study;

and that Calvinism

of

dominating principle, which constantly urges us to

its

go back

from the Cross to Creation, and no

means of again

to

illumined

doctrine

its

science

the

common

of vast

by the Sun

Him

wisdom and knowledge.

first

the

field

"-^What

soteriological.

throughout

given. refuse

to

This to

all

Whom

now the

the treasures

and afterwards

of ''''common grace^\

All agree that the Christian religion

inquirer,

by

Let us pause then to consider

that general principle of Calvinism

dogma

cosmos,

of the

are hid

less

threw open

grace,

of Righteousness, of

Scriptures testify, that in

of

by means

alone,

all

the

must

ages

the

which above question

view time

are accustomed

is

in

I

all

is

substantially

do to be saved?" remains question else

of the anxious

an answer must be

unintelligble

for

who and who

those

the light of eternity,

to think of this earth without organic

and moral connection with the

life

to

come.

But of

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Calvinism - pagina 158

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