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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A journalist, theologian and politician including prime minister of the Netherlands fromhere Kuyper delivers six dense, informative, profound lectures on the impact of Calvinism upon the world. He founded the Anti-Revolutionary Party and was prime minister of the Netherlands between and No sin, but evolution from kyyper lower to a higher moral position. It levtures true, human nature was weakened, but as a whole it remained in its integrity.

This dualism, however, is by no means countenanced by the Holy Scriptures.

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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, and would be insincere in his position as a scientific man, if he were to represent things in a different light. Return to Book Calviism. It was overlooked that the intellectual reception into, and the reflection from, our consciousness of the cosmos wherein all science consists, calvvinism a sphere.

Aug 15, Vincent added it. This creation is His handiwork, and being marred by sin, the way was opened, it is true for a still more glorious revelation in its restoration, yet restoration is and ever will be the salvation of that which.

I don’t think this will be the last time I read something of Kuyper’s. The day will come when they will be convinced in their own conscience.

Since, however, the world-wide kuypsr between the Normalists and Abnormalists broke out in full force, the need of a division of university-life began again to be felt more generally on both sides.

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Jun 28, Edgar Soltero-flores rated it liked it. Then the Spaniards fled in haste to escape the rising tide.

De eerste lezing gaat over het Calvinisme in de historie. The Stone Lectures of Kuyper, Abraham. Religion for the sake of God inexorably excludes every human mediatorship.

Every science in a certain degree starts from faith, and, on the contrary, faith, which does not lead to science, is mistaken faith or superstition, but real, genuine faith it is not. In the one the consciousness of sin is very powerful and strong, in the other it is either feeble or entirely wanting. De mens kon zelf inzien wat nastrevenswaardig was en hoefde het niet langer aan de kerk te vragen.


Kuyper’s Calvinism is a product of how the Calvinstic world-view pervades all of life. Uiteindelijk noemt hij wederom een reeks opsommingen van kunstzinnige hoogstandjes uit de NEderlanden, met name uit de Gouden Eeuw, maar hij mist vervolgens een argumentatie waarom dat aan het Calvinisme te danken is.

It does not keep itself busy with useless apologetics; it does not turn the great battle into a skirmish about one of the outworks, but immediately goes back to human consciousness, from which every man of science has to proceed as his consciousness. We resign ourselves to the fate of being slighted and oppressed in the world, but we refuse to be dictated to by anyone in the sanctuary of our heart. For the liberty of science does not consist in licentiousness or lawlessness. Through evil report and good report Calvinism has firmly maintained its confession.

The seeking love of all was directed.

This entire limitless field had to be worked. The invention of the telescope is attributed to Lipperhey of Middelburg, about ; of the microscope to Z.

His first lecture is “Calvinism A Life System,” and the remaining five relate Calvinism to religion, politics, science, art, and the future. Wellicht is het zo dat het calvinisme een opkomst van een gegoede burgerij betekende, die calvinistische normen als spaarzaamheid, soberheid, investeren en opoffering van het heden voor de toekomst, hoog achtten en daarmee tot een bloeiende samenleving leidden, waarbij er genoeg wil, talent en middelen waren om cultureel en kunstzinnig tot bloei te komen.

On the contrary the unbelieving world excels in many things. Thus flourished, in those days, in my native country, agriculture and industry, commerce and navigation as never before. There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: Thereby of course Calvinism puts an end once and for all to contempt for the world, neglect of temporal and under-valuation of cosmical things.

Within a quarter of a century the life-view of the Normalists had conquered in a literal sense the world in its leading center. The cosmos, in a the wealth of the kingdom of nature, was spread out before, under, and above man. We must have systems in science, coherence in instruction, unity in education.

Jansenand of the thermometer, as well as the barometer, to C. That is only really free, which, while it is strictly bound to its own principle, has the power to free itself from all unnatural bonds. In the same manner every science has to keep up the closest connection with its subject, and strictly to obey the claims of its proper method; and only when strictly bound by this double tie, can science move freely on.


Luther can be interpreted without Calvin, but not Calvin without Luther. His basic claim is that the Calvinistic system provides a comprehensive life-system, beginning first and foremost with our relation to God, then proceeding to our relation to fellow men, and finally to our relation to the world.

In Switzerland a university arose at Freiburg, renowned, although yet young, as an embodiment of the Roman Catholic principle.

A Normalist, who retains in his system the slightest possibility of creation, of a specific image of God in man, of sin as a fall, of Christ in so far as he transcends the human, of regeneration, as. The first result of this compound of philosophy and theology was the so- called mediating theology, which gradually became poorer and poorer in its theological, richer and richer in its philosophical part, until at last modern theology lifted up its head and found its glory in the attempt to cleanse theology of its abnormal character in such a thorough manner that Christ was.

Some excellent points, but overall it grieved me. It is an undeniable fact, that the Calvinistic Netherlands had love for science and fostered it. Cosmical life has regained its worth not at the expense of things eternal, but by virtue of its capacity as God’s handiwork and as a revelation of God’s attributes. Dec 08, Rick Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: In other words, the Normalist wishes to wrest from us the very thing which, in our self-consciousness, is the highest and holiest gift for which a continual stream of gratitude wells up from our hearts to God.

Before the thirteenth century elapsed.

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Now, Adam, according to this theory, was well prepared by God for both spheres, for the common sphere of life by the nature He gave him, and for the extra-common by granting him the supra-natural gift of original righteousness. One of the Abraham Kuyper is arguably kuyprr of the greatest Christian thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries. It was overlooked that the intellectual reception into, and the reflection from, our consciousness of the cosmos wherein all science consists, forms a sphere entirely different from the Church.

For ages two dominant powers, only, had been known in the life of mankind, the Church and the State.