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EXPLANATORY NOTES TO THE AMERICAN EDITION.

Dr. Kuyper's work on the Holy Spirit raut in weekly instalments, after which

first

it

appeared in the He-

was published

book

in

form, Amsterdam, 1888,

This explains the object of the author in writing the book, the instruction of the people of the Netherlands.

ordinary language of the people,

it

viz.,

Written in the

meets the need of both

laity

and

clergy.

However, depth of thought was not speech.

On

the contrary, the latter

sacrificed to simplicity of

was only the instrument

to

make the former lucid and transparent. The Heraut is a religious weekly of which Dr. Kuyper has been the editor-in-chief for more than twenty years. It is published on Sunday reading of a large constituency. columns Dr. Kuyper has taught again the people of the Netherlands, in city and country, the principles of the Reformed faith, and how to give these principles a new development in acFriday, and forms the

Through

its

cordance with the Dr.

modem

Kuyper is not an

reconstructionist.

He

conscience of our time.

apologist, but

has

made

an earnest and conscientious

the people acquainted with the

symbols of the Reformed faith, and by expounding the Scriptures to them he has maintained and defended the positions of those symbols. His success in this respect appears conspicuously in the reformation of the Reformed Churches in 1886, and in the subsequent development of marvelous energy and activity in Church and State which are products of revived and reconstructed Calvinism. Without the patient toil and labor of this quarter of a century, that reformation would have been impossible. In his religious and political reformations. Dr. Kuyper proceeded from the personal conviction that the salvation of Church and State could be found only in a return to the deserted foundations of the national

Reformed theology; but not

to reconstruct

it

in its

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The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 15

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

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