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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

154

and who

flattered himself in hero-worship,

man

honour

as a

at

sank lower than the brutes

it

last

in the

veneration of prostitutes, and in pederasty.

be quite understood therefore that

way

over-rate

debased his

do not

I

in any-

the classical world, to the detraction of

the heavenly lustre which sparkled through of the

Let

middle

But notwithstanding

ages.

all

the haze

all

this

I

and maintain, that the one Aristotle knew more of the cosmos than all the church-fathers, taken together; assert

that under the dominion of Islam, better cosmic science flourished than

the cathedral-

in

and monastic-»schools

of Europe; that the recovery of the writings of Aristotle

was the

incentive to renewed, though rather deficient

first

cosmic study;

and that Calvinism alone, by means of

dominating principle, which constantly urges us to go back from the Cross to Creation, and no less by its

means of again

to

illumined

doctrine

its

science

the

vast

Him

wisdom and knowledge.

first

the

field

are hid

throughout to

This to

now the

the treasures

and afterwards

of '"'•common grace'\

soteriological.

refuse

all

Whom

Let us pause then to consider

All agree that the Christian religion

given.

cosmos,

of the

that general principle of Calvinism

dogma

inquirer,

threw open

grace,

by the Sun of Righteousness, of

Scriptures testify, that in

of

common

of

'•^What

all

the

must

ages

the

which above question

view time

are accustomed

is

in

I

all

is

substantially

do to be saved .?" remains question else

of the anxious

an answer must be

unintelligble

for

those

the light of eternity, and

who who

to think of this earth without organic

and moral connection with the

life

to

come.

But of

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 158

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