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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

146

the lustre of their renown, for

whole nation? Boerhaves.

the

or

you how

tell

this love

going forth from Leyden, permeated the

science,

You know the You know

Lipsii, the

that

Hemsterhuizen,

Holland

in

were

invented the telescope, the microscope and the thermo-

meter; and thus empirical science, worthy of

was made

possible.

an undeniable

It is

had

Calvinistic Netherlands

name,

its

that the

fact,

love for science and fostered

But the most evident, the most convincing proof

it.

found

doubtless

is

To

University.

the establishment

in

receive

moment, when,

versity of the Sciences in a

the course of the history

struggle,

turned by your heroism people,

in

whose very

of

Leyden's

rew^d

the highest

as

of the world was

among

only conceivable

is

a Uni-

in a fearful

life-principle love for science

a is

involved.

And now

approach the principle

I

show you why love I

for

it

point to

the

the strongest

do not think

Calvinistic

motive

dogma

it

must

is

also

me

let

But

first

it

strange,

when

of predestination as

days

in those

of science in a higher sense.

misunderstanding

fact, I

that Calvinism cannot but foster

is

And

science.

For

itself.

not enough to be acquainted with the

for the cultivation

order to prevent

in

explain what the term

"science" here means.

speak

I is

called

express that

it

of human among you "sciences

mere empiricism

science as a whole, not of "sciences",

exactes". in

itself

or

as

Especially

ever

is

the

do

what

French I

deny,

perfect science.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 150

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