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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS. It

demanded

for both independence in thsir

and regulation

may

And by

own fundamental

its

The testimony

of history

public law

of a

Calvinistic

type.

the

that this

has not flourished in

The

idea

among

is

in

two spheres.

itself into

hand the mechanical sphere of

Roman

the nations

here fundamental

of God,

sovereignty

upon men, separates

idea.

unassailable

is

Catholic or in Lutheran States, but

therefore that

demand,

this stern

be said to have generated constitutional

public law, from

constitutional

own sphere

between both, not by the

of the relation

executive, but under the law.

Calvinism

121

its

descent

On the one

State-authority,

and on

the other hand the organic sphere of the authority of the Social

authority

circles. is

And

in

both these spheres the inherent

sovereign, that

is

to say,

it

has above

itself

nothing but God.

Now

for

the mechanically coercing authority of the

government any further explanation so,

is

superfluous, not

however, for the organic social authority.

Nowhere social

is

the dominating character of this organic

authority

more

plainly

discernable

than in the

sphere of Science.

In the introduction to an edition of

the "Sententiae" of

Lombard and

of the

"Summa Theo-

Thomas Aquinas, the learned Thomist wrote work of Lombard has ruled one hundred and years and has produced Thomas, and after him

logica" of

— "The fifty

'Summa' of Thomas has Europam rexit) during five full the

ruled

all

'rated all the subsequent Theologians",

l)

Editon of Migne at Paris 1S41.

Tome

Europe (totam

centuries

I,

proof

i)

I.

and has gene-

Suppose we

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 125

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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