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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

60 note

of this

among our

but only to

all,

— religion

view of religion;

partial

taining not to

generation.

tlie

Thus the

of

limitation

as

art

is

group or

its

sphere,

its

among men.

circle

understood to have an organ of

sphere of

its

devotees,

so

own, and therefore,

with religion.

own, a

its

own

also, its

Just

circle of

according to this view, must

also,

and

sphere consequently brings about

its

the limitation of

organ

limitation oi\\v^

of religion brings about the limitation of the

as per-

groiip of pious people

be

it

so happens that the great bulk of the

It

people are almost devoid of mystical feelingT and energetic strength

of

For

will.

reason they have either no

this

perception of the glow of mysticism, or are incapable of really pious deeds. life

are

is

But there are also those whose inner

overflowing with a sense of the of holy

full

energy,

Infinite,

and among

such

it

or

who

is

that

piety and religion flourish most brilliantly both in their

imaginative power, and in their realizing capability.

From She knew

same

to favour the

religion only as

it

which she had consecrated.

life

acknowledge

she tried to draw

as

possible

into

all

human

aspersed

by her holy

genuine religious

boundary sides of

line

life,

I fully

as

life

the holy sphere, but everything

outside this sphere, everything not touched

nor

own church,

religion to be confined

to that portion of

that

gradually

partial views.

existed in her

and considered the influence of

far

Rome

a quite different standpoint,

and increasingly came

efficiency.

water,

And

by baptism,

was devoid of

just as

all

Rome drew

a

between the consecrated and the profane

she also subdivided her

own

sacred precincts

according to different degrees of religious intensity;

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 64

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