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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

,

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE. the

forming together one

laws,

spiritual

151

high

order,

which exists according to God's command, and wherein God's counsel

will

be accomplished

in the

consummation

of His eternal, all-embracing plan.

Faith in such an

2inity^

stability

and order of

things,

personally, as predestination, cosmically, as the counsel

awaken

of God's decree, could not but

and vigorously

voice,

a

order, science

is

unable to go beyond mere conjectures

and only when there of the

Universe,

science

to

general

is

faith in the

from

phenomena

the empirical investigation of to

it,

and from that

dominant over

is

which are absolutely indispensable for

science, are at

the

itself

had blunted such

hand only under

fact,

cleared for

to

the general, and from the

the law which rules over

to

law to the principle, which

ber

organic interconnexion

be also a possibility for

there

will

ascend

special

data,

Without

foster love for science.

conviction of this unity, this stability and this

deep

the

as with a loud

that

a path

in life, tottering

that even

The higher

Remem-

when Calvinism

days,

semi-pelagianism

this conviction of unity, stability

an extent

all

this supposition.

those

in

all.

and order,

Thomas Aquinas

lost a

great deal of his influence, while Scotists, mystics and

Epicureans vied with one another

in

their endeavors

human mind of its steady course. And who does not perceive, what entirely new

to deprive the

who

is

there

impulse

to

undertake

scientific

investigations

had to

grow out of the new-born Calvinism, which with one powerful

grasp

brought

order

under discipline so dangerous a

making an end

to

that

out

of chaos, putting

spiritual Hcentiousness,

halting between

two or more

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Calvinism - pagina 155

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