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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

48

new sanctuary has been promised

No

led to nothing.

all

No

And

us.

yet

has

it

tangible effect has been produced.

formative principle has emerged from the imbroglio

Not even the beginning of an

of hypotheses.

movement soil.

— Now,

and the long looked

as yet perceptible,

is

for plant has not

even

associative

head above the barren

lifted its

in contraposition to this,

look at the giant

of Calvin, who, in the sixteenth century, with one

spirit

master-stroke, placed before the gaze of the astonished

world an entire religious

edifice,

erected in the purest

So rapidly was the nvhole building completed that most of the spectators forgot to pay

Scriptural

style.

attention to the wonderful structure of the foundations.

In

that

all

say

not

the

religious

modern thought

together, like an unsuccessful amateur,

one family,

not

Augustine's

has, I will

with a master hand, but heaped

as

created,

— not one nation,

hardly one solitary soul has ever

words),

found

(to

the reqiiiescat for his

"broken heart," while the Reformer of Geneva, by

mighty guidance

after the lapse of three centuries, has afforded in

life,

the uplifting of the heart unto the Father

of Spirits, and holy peace, for ever. to the question

energy.? tion,

fested fruit

his

spiritual energy, unto five nations at once, both

and

then,

use

Allow me

first

in

— what to

this

wonderful

present the answer to this ques-

in Religion as such,

the

This naturally leads

was the secret of

Life of the

next

in religion as

mani-

Church, and lastly in the

of Religion for Practical Life.

First,

then,

we

must

consider

Religion

as

such.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 52

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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