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.
|Published (Last):||4 August 2016|
|PDF File Size:||11.19 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||1.30 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Enter your search query for this book. Two life systems 1 4 are wrestling with one another, in mortal combat. It was not the man of lower estate who reduced his superior to his level in order to usurp the higher place, but it was all men kneeling in concert at the feet of the Holy One kuypdr Israel.
Abraham Kuyper, Calvinism. Six Stone-lectures I
For the movement that emerged in the late 20th-century U. In the Protestant domain, taken in the historic sense, Lutheranism alone stands by the side of Calvinism. The fundamental idea of Calvin has been transplanted from Holland and England to America, thus driving our higher development ever more Westward, until on the shores of the Pacific it now reverently awaits cavlinism God has ordained.
Hence the first claim demands that such a life system shall find its starting-point in a special interpretation of our relation to God. Without doubt this practice would have been most severely criticized by Calvin himself. How we stand toward God is the first, and how we stand toward man is the second principal question which decides the tendency and the construction of our life.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Princeton Seminary Bulletin. They seek to invite internationally-renowned speakers, and have hosted such names as Nicholas Wolterstorff and Kuypdr Kuyper. Hence we must first ask what are the required conditions for such general systems of life, as Paganism, Islamism, Romanism and Modernism, and then show that Calvinism really fulfills these conditions.
In parliament he showed a particular interest in education, especially the equal financing of public and religious schools. Of all the developments of Christianity, Calvinism and the Church of Rome alone bear the stamp of an absolute religion. Thus puritanic sobriety went hand in hand with the reconquest of the entire life of the world, and Calvinism gave the impulse to that new development which dared to face the world with the Roman thought: Simply because we were devoid cavinism an equal unity of life-conception, such as alone could enable us with irresistible energy to repel the enemy at the frontier.
He opposed the liberal tendencies within the Dutch Reformed Church.
Compared with the eddying waters of your new stream of life, the old stream in which he was moving seems almost frostbound and dull; and here, on American ground, for the first time, he realizes how so many divine potencies, which were hidden away in the bosom of mankind from our very creation, but which our old world was incapable of developing, are now beginning to disclose their inward splendor, thus promising a still richer store of surprises for the future.
Thus understood, Calvinism is rooted in a form of religion which was peculiarly its own, and from this specific religious consciousness there was developed first a peculiar theology, then a special church-order, and then a given form for political and social life, for the interpretation of the moral world-order, for the relation between nature and grace, between Christianity and the world, between church and state, and finally for art and science; and amid all these life-utterances it remained always the self-same Calvinism, in so far as simultaneously and spontaneously all these developments sprang from its deepest life-principle.
This was an important impetus for the foundation of the Anti-Revolutionary Party ARP inof which Kuyper would be chairman between and And this stome life-system is not to be invented nor formulated by ourselves, but is to be taken and applied as it presents itself in history.
There is no doubt then that Christianity is imperiled by great and serious dangers.
Hence the stake was fit alike for witch and heretic, for in principle both lay under the same ban. In this respect also Calvinism fully meets the conditions imposed on every new phase of development in the life of humanity.
Calvinism: Six Stone-lectures
There was too much to do and to suffer to devote much time to study. In this sense, a Calvinist is represented exclusively as the out-spoken subscriber to the dogma of fore-ordination.
This led to a personal conflict between Kuyper and De Savorin Lohman. In prayer lies not only our unity with God, but also the unity of our personal life. In Calvinism, on the other hand, the peoples themselves stand out in their broad ranks and form a spontaneity of calginism own, press forward to a higher form of social life and conditions. His orthodox Protestant beliefs juyper influenced his anti-revolutionary politics.
His passion for education resulted in the founding of Amsterdam Free University and numerous other colleges. This point should be emphasized! My American friends, however, told me that the shorter phrase: Thus, as in Paganism, Islamism and Romanism, so also in Calvinism is found that proper, definite interpretation of the fundamental relation of man to God, which kuype required as the first condition of a real life-system.
A Short and Personal Introduction. John Knox His followers gave him the nickname “Abraham de Geweldige” Abraham the Great. In this also, placing itself before the calvinlsm of God, it has not only honored man for the sake falvinism his likeness to the Divine image, but also the world as a Divine creation, and has at once placed to the front the great principle that there is a particular grace which works Salvation, and also a common grace by which God, maintaining the life of the world, relaxes the curse which rests upon it, arrests its process of corruption, and thus allows the 31 untrammelled development of our life in which to glorify Himself as Creator.