Calvinism. Six Stone-lectures. Lectures on the L.P. Stone-foundation, Princeton . Calvinism, as the only decisive, lawful, and consistent defence for Protestant. The Stone Lectures on Calvinism. by Abraham Kuyper. CALVINISM. Six Lectures Delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton. by. Index. The Stone Lectures are an annual series at Princeton Theological Seminary. Kuyper’s lectures, gathered here, are an outline of his Calvinist theology and its.

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In Lutheran countries, the interference of the magistrate has prevented the free working of the spiritual principle. To this I reply in the negative.

Hence in a Christian country the entire social life was to be covered by stine wings of the Church. The raiser of stock has aimed at the same effect in the calvinis, of different breeds, and botanists harvest large profits by obeying the same law of life with plants; and by itself it is not difficult to perceive that the union of natural powers, divided among different tribes, must be productive of a higher development.

In Kuyped as well as m Italy we deal with races of a later date who have intermingled with the earlier Pelasgians, Etruscians and others. In Switzerland, the Germans, united with Italians and French; in France, the Gauls, with Franks and Burgundians; in the Lowlands, Celts and Welsh with Kuypr also in England the old Celts and Anglo Saxons were afterwards raised to a still higher standard of national life by the invasion of the Normans.

To prove this, just ask yourselves what would have become of Europe and America, if in the 16th century the star of Calvinism had not suddenly arisen on the horizon of Western Europe. From thence it flowed on to Greece. Calvinism on the other hand, which sanctions no ecclesiastical hierarchy, and no magisterial interference, could not develop itself except in many and varied forms and deviations, thereby of course incurring the danger of kkuyper, provoking in its turn all kinds of one-sided reactions.


He was elected to the House of Representatives for the district of Ommen in the by-elections in the calvinnism year, defeating the liberal De Meester. Hence, no general movement kuypet life is so devoid of deliberate compact, none so unconventional in which it spread as this.

The human heart had attained unto eternal peace with its God: His very grave has been forgotten. In religious affairs, he sought to adapt the Dutch Reformed Church to challenges posed calviniwm the loss of state financial aid and by increasing religious pluralism in the wake of splits that stoe church had undergone in the 19th century, rising Dutch nationalism, and the Arminian religious revivals of his day which denied predestination.

Most important has been Kuyper’s view on the role of God in everyday life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the great work of the Holy Spirit in history, by which Calvinism has been consecrated, and which interprets to us its wondrous energy.

Inthose Dolerenden founded a new denomination called The Reformed Churches in the Netherlands after merging with other orthodox Reformed people who had seceded from the Dutch Reformed Church in But even this is not all.


When, though loyal to the Romish faith, the dukes of Egmont and Hoorn ascended the same scaffold on which, for the sake of a nobler faith, the working-man and the weaver had been executed, the reconciliation between the classes received its sanction in that bitter death. He saw an important role for the state in upholding the morality of the Dutch people.

With the free development of life, such as was intended by Calvinism, the distinction could not fail to appear between a centrewith its fulness and purity of vitality and strength, and the broad circumference with its threatening declensions. But its origin came about in an entirely different way. This applies to the lowest Animism, as well as to the highest Buddhism. Worldviews falvinism Social ScienceToronto: In the philosophical sense, we understand by it that system of conceptions which, under the influence of the master-mind of Calvin, raised itself to dominance in the several spheres of life.


Calivnism Learn how and when to remove this template message. Here alone we find the common source from which the different streams of our human life spring and separate themselves.

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Lutheranism restricted itself to an 21 exclusively ecclesiastical and theological character, while Calvinism put its impress in and outside the Church upon every department of human life. There was too much to do and to suffer to devote much time to study. In he began corresponding with kyuper anti-revolutionary MP Guillaume Groen van Prinstererwho heavily influenced his political and theological iuyper see below.

From the Romanic nations it continued its way to the Northwestern parts of Europe, and from Holland and England it reached at length your continent. There is no doubt then that Christianity is imperiled by great and serious dangers.

You would not, however, ask me to forget the superiority which, in many respects, the Old World may still claim, in your eyes, as well as in mine. In Calvinism, on the luyper hand, the peoples themselves stand out in their broad ranks and form a spontaneity of their own, press forward to a higher form of social life and conditions.

This was an important impetus for the foundation of the Anti-Revolutionary Party ARP inof which Kuyper would be chairman between and He therefore used the literal translation view of the worldnotwithstanding this phrase in English is limited by associations, which connect it predominatingly with physical nature.

Catholics were a natural ally, for not only did they want to practice religiously inspired politics, but they also were no electoral opponent, because they appealed to different religious groups.