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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

92 very

this

rather,

feels,

of

the

higher

corruption, everything that

is

and of good report among men. see

firmly

History

in

my own

(if I

established

when

directions,

and an

in

merce and

trade,

and with

flourished

ment of

life,

human

I

their handicrafts

horticulture,

a

brilliancy

to the

mean

is

that

is

in

life

all

for

and

their

com-

and industry,

their

activity,

their

and

art

science,

previously unknown, and

an entirely new develop-

whole of Western Europe.

wish both to maintain and to place in

What

it

scarcely had Calvinism been

was a rustling of

new impulse

a

Therefore

be permitted to speak of

This admits of only one exception, and I

much

honourable, lovely,

indomitable energy was fermenting

every department of

imparted

do

to

the Netherlands foa a quarter of

there

agriculture

may

that

ancestors),

a century,

in

and

stage,

sake of God, upholding, in the midst of so

painful

we

He

fate.

accordance with God's ordinance, for

constant

in

its

high calling to push the development

his

world to an even

this

this

the Calvinist cannot shut himself up

reason

church and abandon the world to

in his

this.

this exception

its

proper

light.

Not every intimate intercourse is deemed lawful, by Cal-

with the unconverted world vinism, for influence

it

placed a barrier against the too unhallowed

of this world

by putting a

card playing,

three

things,

three

forms of amusement which

parately,

and

distinct "veto"

theatres,

then set forth in their

upon

and dancing

I shall first treat se-

combined

significance.

Card-playing has been placed under a ban by Calvinism,

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 96

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