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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Old Europe remains even now the bearer of a longer historical past, and therefore stands before us as a tree rooted more deeply, hiding between its leaves some more matured fruits of life. One stone only in a wall at Geneva remains to remind one of Calvin. Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from January All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from March The opposition against Rome aimed therefore with the Calvinist first of all at the dismissal of a Church which placed itself between the soul and God.

To have placed man on a footing of equality with man, so far as the purely human interests are concerned, is the immortal glory which incontestably belongs to Calvinism. Aroundhe began to sympathise with the orthodox tendency within the Dutch Reformed Church. He rejected the popular sovereignty of France in which all rights originated with the individual, and the state-sovereignty of Germany in which all rights derived from the state.

The leading thoughts that had their rise in the French Revolution at the close of the last, and in German philosophy in the course of the present century, form together a life-system which is diametrically opposed to that of our fathers.

His position on suffrage also led to a conflict within the ARP: Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures”. Thus in the life of nations the same phenomenon repeats itself which so often strikes the historian as a result of international marriages among princely families, as we see how the Hapsburgs and the Bourbons, the Oranges and the Hohenzollern, for instance, have been, century after century, productive of a host of most remarkable statesmen and heroes. In Amsterdam he was defeated by Johannes Tak van Poortvliet.

The supreme interest here at stake, however, forbids our accepting without more positive proof the fact that Calvinism really provides us with such a unity of life-system and we demand proofs of the assertion that Calvinism is not a partial, nor was a merely temporary phenomenon, but is such an all-embracing system of principles, as, rooted in the past, is able to strengthen us in the present and to fill us with confidence for the future. But, in deadly opposition to this Christian element, 3 against the very Christian name, and against its salutiferous influence in every sphere of life, the storm of Modernism has now arisen with violent intensity.


Inhe left the Dutch Reformed Church, with a large group of followers.

Calvinism: Six Stone-lectures

A similar climax of this process of human development is also exhibited by Calvinism in the fact that only under the influence of Calvinism does the impulse of public activity proceed from valvinism people themselves. There was too much to do and to suffer to devote much time to study. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In a by-election in Sneek he needed the support of the local CHU.

But it is self-evident that this could not be a permanent state of things. Now in fact history shows that the nations among whom Calvinism flourished most 40 widely exhibit in every way this same mingling of races. And for our relation to the world: Thus on the one hand there are groups which have dominated exclusively their own inherent forces, and on the other hand groups kuype by commingling have crossed their traits with those of other tribes, and thus have attained a higher perfection It is noteworthy that the process of human development steadily calviinsm with those groups whose historic characteristic is not isolation but the commingling of kuypdr.

In the first place, it may be asked whether I do not claim honors for Calvinism which belong to Protestantism in general.

But even in this imperfect form it has for its starting-point a definite interpretation of the relation of the infinite to the finite, and to this it owed its power to produce a finished form for human society. Here the blood flows together from all the tribes of the ancient world, and again we have the Celts from Ireland, the Germans from Germany and Scandinavia, kuper to the Slavs from Russia and Poland, who promote kuuyper further this already vigorous intermingling of the races.

Abraham Kuyper

He also took classes in ArabicArmenian and physics. He saw an important role for the state in upholding the morality of the Dutch people. In Lutheran countries, the interference of the magistrate has prevented the free working of the spiritual principle.

Kuyper, a supporter of Afrikaner Nationalism and kuhper racism, was a wartime Nazi collaborator and his grandson joined the Waffen SS and died on the Russian front. The magistrate had to be anointed and confessionally bound; art and science had to be placed under ecclesiastical encouragement and censure; trade and commerce 30 had to be bound to the Church by the tie of guilds; and from the cradle to the grave, family life was to be placed under ecclesiastical guardianship.


July Learn how and when tsone remove this template message. So Calvinism was bound to find its utterance in the democratic interpretation of life; calinism proclaim the liberty of nations; and not to rest until both politically and socially every man, simply because he is man, should be recognized, respected and dealt with as a creature created after the Divine likeness. Tak wanted to reform the census-suffragebut a majority in parliament rejected his proposal.

Because of their deep kugper at the state of the Dutch Reformed Church, the group called itself the Doleantie grieving ones. Going Dutch in the Modern Age: At present that stream is at a standstill.

Inhe graduated from the Gymnasium and began to study literaturephilosophy and theology at Leiden University. Inhe left parliament because of problems with his health, suffering from overexertion. In America, where Calvinism has come to unfold itself in a still higher liberty, this commingling of blood is assuming a larger proportion than has ever yet been known. And even the Paganism of Babylon and Egypt on stons one hand, and of Greece and Rome upon the other, stand organically related to what lay behind these nations, preceding the prosperity of their lives.

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But this of course very really implied a fundamental and special interpretation of our relation to God. And therefore, when I was invited most honorably by your Faculty to give the Stone -Lectures here this year, I could not hesitate a moment as to my choice of subject.

In the Greek world of Russia and the Balkan States, the national element is still dominant, and therefore the Christian faith in these countries has not yet been able to produce a form of life of its own from the root of its mystical orthodoxy.

Almost the same remark applies to the high development which was once the boast of India and to the state of things in Mexico and Peru in the days of Montezuma and the Incas.

John Knoxkuypef Protestantism would not have been able to maintain itself in politics. In the Protestant domain, taken in the historic sense, Lutheranism alone stands by the side of Calvinism. Protestantism alone wanders about in the wilderness without aim or direction, moving hither and thither, 15 without making any progress.

Calvinism Six Stone-lectures Lectures on the L.