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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He is still our advocate with the Father, but the hour is coining, when his prayer for us will cease, because we shall know, in that clay, that the Father loves us. This is a difficult but illuminating read. It is a deed of high courage because it brings you under the suspicion of.

Yea, it was intuitively conceived, that there was nothing either in the life of nature round lecrures us, or in human life itself, which did not present itself as an object worthy of investigation, which might throw new light on the glories of the entire cosmos in its visible phenomena lectres its invisible operations. It is a proof of honesty, unmovable firmness and solidity in our expressions concerning the unity of God’s Will, and the certainty of His operations.

His ideas were firmly rooted in something other than the bible. How, now, can we prove that love for science in that higher sense, which aims at unity in our cognizance of the entire cosmos, is effectually secured by means of our Calvinistic belief in God’s fore-ordination?

I mean to say that cosmical science originated in the Graeco-Roman world; that in the middle ages the cosmos vanished behind the horizon to draw the attention of all to the distant sights of future life, and that it was Calvinism which, without losing sight of the spiritual, led to a rehabilitation of the cosmic sciences. We have always felt the need to speak of natural laws, with this proviso however, that they were not considered as laws, which nature imposes upon us, but as laws imposed upon nature by God.

Community Blog Partners Facebook Twitter. It has, on account of its too intense contemplation of heavenly things, neglected to give its attention to the world of God’s creation. Then the Spaniards fled in haste to escape the rising tide. Jan 22, Benjamin John rated it liked it. 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.


Certainly our salvation is of substantial weight, but it cannot be compared with the much greater weight of the glory of our God, Who has revealed His majesty in His wondrous creation.

This confession, however, places the Christian in a quite different position over against life. He has a high view of Calvinism, frequently says it is the reason for many changes in Western Society. The Renaissance doubtless favored the rise of an infidel tendency, which was felt even in the Vatican, and Humanism created enthusiasm for Graeco-Roman ideals; but granted, that after the close of the middle ages, the opposition of the Normalists made a beginning, it yet remains a fact, that the large host of philologians, jurists, physicians and physicists, for centuries afterwards left untouched these foundations, on which the very old conviction rested it was during the eighteenth century that the opposition made a change of front by leaving the.

He explains influence of Calvinism in Protestant countries, concepts of So Chuck Colson recommended this book in an interview. Een belangrijk punt is dat het Calvinisme parallel aan het humanisme opbloeide.

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On the contrary, a fish lying ccalvinism dry land is perfectly free, viz. Willem van Oranje wordt een aantal keer aangehaald als voorvechter van de Calvinistische leer. Among jurists the determinists oppose the. Church-life was centralized in the Pope, while the political life of the nations found its point of union in the Emperor, and it was the lecturea to resolve this dualism into a higher unity, that kindled the dames of the fierce struggle for the supremacy of the imperial crown or the papal tiara, as seen in the conflict between the and the Golfs.

Abraham KuyperKuyper on Luther: But calvinizm you now proceed to the decree of God, what else does God’s fore- ordination mean than the certainty that the existence and course of all things, i.

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Dec 28, Ryan Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: If we were forced to choose between the beautiful cosmic taste of Greece with its blindness for things eternal, and the middle ages with their blindness for cosmical things, but with their mystic love for Christ, then certainly every child of God on his death-bed would tender the palm to Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Aquinas rather than to Heraclitus and Aristotle.

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Lists with This Book. In this result, I repeat what I have already stated, there is nothing to surprise us. Ultimately, this book is what actually lead me to abandon “reformed theology”. This boat is put in motion by the current, which would carry it swiftly as an arrow down stream and ruin it; but by means of the chain, to which it is fastened, the boat arrives safely on the opposite side, pressed forward by the same power, which would otherwise have demolished it.

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His trumpeting the lctures so boldly is an act of defiance in and of itself. The data, which are absolutely indispensable for all higher science, are at hand only under this supposition. In the idea of one Science only, the old curse of uniformity is yet maintained.

The Church was unable to hail, in the dawn of science, a rosy morn, heralding to the horizon the rising of a new sun, but saw in its glittering rather the smouldering sparks, which threatened to set the world on fire; and therefore she considered herself justified and in duty bound to quench this fire and to extinguish these flames.

Without a deep conviction of this unity, this stability and this order, science is unable to go beyond mere conjectures, and only when there is faith in the organic interconnection of the Universe, will there be also a possibility for science to ascend from the empirical investigation of the special phenomena to the general, and from the general to the law which rules over it, and from that law to the principle, which is dominant over all.