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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

I

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

So This

is

why

the reason,

the abler theologians, espe-

Germany, imagined, that the best thing

cially in

would be

to

to

do

of one or the other of

themselves

avail

these philosophical systems as a prop to sustain Christ-

The

ianity.

and

result of this

first

was

theology

the

compound

of philosophy

mediating

so-called

which gradually became poorer and poorer

and richer

logical, richer

at its

in its philosophical part, until

modern theology

last

glory

abnormal

lifted

attempt,

the

in

character

theology, in its theo-

to

up

head and found

its

cleanse

theology of

its

such a thorough manner, that

in

was transformed into a man, born as we are

Christ

who was not even entirely free of sin, and the Holy Scriptures into a collection of writings, for the most part pseudepigraphic and in every possible manner interpolated and filled with myths, legends born,

and

The song

fables.

of the

Psalmist:

"We

see not

our signs; they have set up their ensigns for signs",

by them. Christ and the Scriptures included, every sign of the abnormal was rooted out, and the sign of the normal process emhas

been

literally

fulfilled

braced as the only genuine criterion of truth. result,

repeat

I

nothing

upon

to

his

what

surprise

I

us.

inner being

have already

who

He,

stated,

In this

there

subjectively

is

looks

and objectively upon the world

around him as normal, cannot but speak as he does, cannot reach a different result, and would be insincere in his position as a scientific

man,

sent things in a different light.

moral such

point a

of

man's

view,

if

And

he were to repretherefore from a

not thinking for a

responsibihty in

moment

of

the judgment of God,

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 184

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