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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND ART.

200 old age,

who

The man

a painful, retrograde movement.

is

God, and whose

fears

faculties

remain clear and

unimpaired, does not on the brink of age return to the playthings of his infancy.

One more

might maintain

objection

demonstration, and that too

may

ion

be asked

itself

as

itself after this

to face.

The

own

its

absolutely

suggest

that

Calvinism

even

if it

real

tion

the practice of

to

has truly done

art,

show

itself.

objection

whether

in the first place a secular art-style

and

in

deeper,

second place,

the

The

point

and puts the question

of this

able;

direc-

for the fact that Calvinism

this will presently

hits

of an

have given a certain

aesthetic significance, should

does

It

possessed

truly

if

life-

Let the

art-style,

secular.

meaning of the objection be well understood. not

quest-

whether a really independent

tendency should not create developed

want

I

is

conceiv-

whether the creation

of such a purely secular and dominating art-style could

have been demanded of Calvinism. to the first rise

is:

of such

Religion,

Mark you,

I

make

do not here speak

of a school of a single art, but of an art-style

a concentric impress upon certain

I

no record of the

an all-embracing art-style independent of

to be found.

is

The answer

that in the history of art

degree

it

all

which puts

the arts together.

could be asserted of

Roman

To

art

a

and

of that of the Renaissance that, although devoid of a leading religious impulse, they nevertheless reached an all-sided revelation in art- forms.

the

dome

sion

of

a

in

Roman and

religious

Speaking of architecture,

Byzantian art

thought

but

The dome symbolizes world-power,

is

not an expres-

of political energy. and, though

it

may

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 204

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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