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Six Lectures Delivered at Princeton University, under the auspices of the L. P. Stone Kuyper has indispensable contributions to Calvinism as an. Kuyper presents Calvinism as a life-system of comprehensive and Though based on lectures delivered in , Kuyper’s book retains its relevance even. Kuyper closed his lectures with a claim that for many today sounds preposterous. Do not write him off. Get the book Lectures on Calvinism, and test these words.

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This black famine was soon followed by the black death or the plague, which carried off a third part of the inhabitants. Every man may then choose and act every moment in a certain way, but it is also possible that he may do just the reverse. He demonstrates his thesis calvnism outlining the connections between Calvinism and religion, politics, science, and art each in their own lecture while touching on a number of other topics along the way.

Moreover, we thank Him for bringing to light all the talents, hidden in our race, developing, by means of a regular process, the history of mankind, and securing by the same grace, for His church on earth, a place for the sole of her foot.

I don’t think this will be the calviinism time I read something of Kuyper’s. It is a deed of high courage because it brings you under the suspicion of. He, who subjectively looks upon his inner being and objectively upon the world around him as normal, cannot but speak as he does, cannot reach a different result, lectuers would be insincere in his position as a scientific man, if he were to represent things lectrues a different light.

In Plato you find pages which you devour. Secondly In religion there must be no intermediation of any creature between God and the soul; — all religion is the immediate work of God Himself, in the inner heart.

Abraham Kuyper was a Dutch politician, journalist, statesman and theologian. He must give us the religious disposition, nothing being left to us but the power to give form and expression to the deep religious sentiment which He, Himself, stirred in the depth of our heart. Not so very long ago the principal positions of Abnormalism were looked upon as axioms for all sciences in almost all kuhper, and the few Normalists, who at that time opposed the principle of their antagonists, found it difficult to find a chair.

The parts are now kuypeg.

During the famine and pest at Milan, he fed 2, poor daily. Kuyper’s cosmic focus on the restoration of all things in Jesus helps detract from the caricatured Calvinism of individualistic soteriological narrowness and dualism. Among jurists the determinists oppose the moralists.

But of course, wherever two elements appear, as in this case the sinner and the saint, the temporal and the eternal, the terrestrial and the heavenly life, there is always danger of losing sight of their inter- connection and of falsifying both by error or one- sidedness.


Really compare what he’s saying to the word of God and if you do that, you’ll guard yourself against the plethora of theological errors Kuyper commits. It was not clearly seen that the history of mankind is not so much an aphoristic spectacle of cruel passions as a coherent process with the Cross as its center; a process in which every nation has its special task, and the knowledge of which may be a fountain of blessing for every people.

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His doctrine of Calvinism is intensely doctrinal–massive in scope–but by its very nature it is practical covering the ins and outs of all of life. Not because of any hatred against priests, as such, not because of any undervaluing of the saints, nor underestimating the significance of angels, but solely because Calvin felt bound to vindicate the essence of religion and the glory of God in that essence, and absolutely devoid of all yielding or wavering, he waged war, with holy indignation, against everything that interposed itself between the Soul and God.

Parallel lines never intersect. Parts of the book are dated, after all, they are lectures to a specific time and place Princeton but most of his main points are for any generation. This dualism, however, is by no means countenanced by the Holy Scriptures. He founded the Anti-Revolutionary Party and was prime minister of the Netherlands between and Many will do well to learn Kuyperian Calvinism–even if not a Calvinsit–for it will challenge you to a big vision of God and a big vision for life.

These systems, divergent, if compared with each other, were however in perfect agreement in their denial of the abnormal. To this I must add that in order to cause science to flourish a demand for science had to be created, and to that end the public mind had to be made free.

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May 28, Scott rated it liked it. He tells us that our self consciousness must needs be uniform with his own, and that everything else we imagine we find in ours stands condemned as. The Sanctuary was again brought back to earth, the Altar was rebuilt of stone, and a priestly hierarchy had reconstituted itself for the ministrations kuypet the Altar.

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And also in the Netherlands, Amsterdam saw the birth of the Free University, for the general cultivation of the sciences on the foundation of the Calvinistic principle. May 29, Laurent Dv rated it really liked it Shelves: It realized, more clearly than Rome, the hideous, corrupting influences of sin; this led to a higher estimation of the nature of paradise in the beauty of original righteousness, and guided by this enchanting kuyler.


Calvinism: Six Stone-lectures

Kuyper was the Prime Minister of Netherlands and a reformed theologian. His natural equipment for his earthly life remained almost unimpaired. Hoewel het protestantisme in de zestiende en zeventiende eeuw veel bloed heeft moeten doen vloeien voordat het geaccepteerd werd, is het protestantisme volgens Kuyper geen progressieve religie, omdat de basis van de morele en culturele beschaving gehandhaafd blijft: Now in order fully to understand the position Calvin took, we should abstain from any kuypr conception of university-life in the middle ages.

This book gave me a great deal of respect for Kuyper even though I won’t consider myself a Kuyperian.

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Het individu is opeens gelijk aan het andere individu, er is een rechtstreekse relatie tussen mens en God en de staat kan volledig seculier functioneren. Again and lecturea it seemed to be near the brink of destruction. And if for this reason ” Lutheranism ” is of no account to us here, the general conception of “Protestantism” as such is of still less significance, because this indicates merely a negative idea, and is now valued most highly in those deviating circles in which the breach with kuypef reformatory confession has become a final one.

Two things only are faulty in this system, on the one hand it lacks the deep Scriptural conception of sin, and on the other it errs by the umdervaluation of human nature to which it leads. And yet, although the energy calvinjsm the difference of principle lies at the root of all these disputes, these subordinate conflicts are entirely put in the shade by the principal conflict, which in all countries perplexes the mind most vehemently, the powerful conflict between those who cling to the confession of the Triune God and His Word, and those who seek the solution of the world-problem in Deism, Pantheism and Naturalism.

But with regard to the present condition of things we, of course, have to acknowledge two kinds of human consciousness: This is transformed into science when you discover in the specific phenomena, perceived by empiricism, a universal law, and thereby reach the thought which governs the whole constellation of phenomena.

He who reads an account of the massacres of St. So also in the one the Testimonium Spiritus Sancti resounds loudly and. It is an undeniable fact, that the Calvinistic Netherlands had love for science and fostered it.