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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

238 the

undoubtedly

churches themselves,

Christian

Worn

Reformation.

the

Rome,

out

reponsibility

rests in part with the

not excepting those of

by

struggle

their

flower

wither on their branches, and had

to

apparently become forgetful of their duties

in reference

to humanity at large and the whole sphere of

It

may

common-place,

life

had become vapid

and base

ignoble

at

The

heart.

devoured literature of the period furnishes the

eagerly

By way

proof.

of reaction against this

made by

was then

and

deistic

,

the proposal

atheistic philosophers,

England, but afterwards chiefly

in

first

fully.

be taken for granted that towards the end of

that century the general tone of

and

human

not necessary to enter upon this more

It is

life.

with

these last churches had fallen asleep, had allowed

and

]eaf

The

of the preceding century.

close

for this degeneration

in

France on

the part of the Encyclopaedists, to place the whole of

on a new

life

order

of

affairs,

assumption rupted

down the existing and arrange a new world on the human nature continues in its incor-

basis,

that

awakened response; 1789

human

form

it ;

in

it

some of the

noblest chords

in the great

Revolution of

struck

But

heart.

was put

for

upside

This conception was an heroic one and

state.

of the

turn

into execution in

this

its

mighty revolution,

most dangerous in this

upheaval

not only of political conditions, but even more of convictions,

ideas,

be sharply

and usages of

two elements should In one respect it was an

distinguished.

life,

imitation of Calvinism, whilst in another respect in

direct

volution,

opposition it

should

to

not

its

principles.

The

it

was

great Re-

be forgotten, broke out

in

a

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 242

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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