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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE. But before

end.

continues to

question

cordingly at

what

or

feel

nevertheless that one

press

for

an answer, which acnamely,

shall not refuse to face, the question

I

am

I

aiming

in the

maintenance

the

at

I

close,

I

269

me

Thereunto allow another word

of

end: at the abandonment the

from

differs

in

it

election.

word Election

to contrast with this

that

of

doctrine

a single

generation turns a deaf ear to Election, but

[Our

letter.

grows

'madly enthusiastic over Selection. How then may we formulate the tremendos problem that lies hidden behind these two words, and in what particular do the solutions problem, as represented by these two, almost

of this identical

formules,

fundamental

Why

differ.?

is

not

exists in

one

alike.?

all

state,

The problem concerns

Whence

question:

Whence

another

in

is

the it

another

and no

without differentiation,

are

?

the

differences?

that one thing

There

differentiation

is

no

life

without

The perception of difference the very source our human consciousness, the causative principle of

inequality.

of all

that

exists

mainspring

of

and grows and develops, all

life

and thought.

justified in asserting that in the

may

be reduced to

differences

of

>

Whence

existence,

concretely,

rose

this

if

b'rate,

if

end every other problem

one problem

Whence

:

is

of genesis, of consciousness.?

you

therefore

are those

the dissimilarity, the heterogeneity

were a

than mushroom;

spider;

in short the

am

I

To

put

it

plant you would rather be

if insect,

butterfly

bird, eagle rather than owl;

Hon rather than hyena; and

if

rather

than

a higher verte-

again, being

man,

rich rather than poor, talented rather than dullminded,

of

the

Aryan

race

rather

than Hottentot or Kaffer.

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 273

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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