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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Calvinism: Six Stone-lectures

In this wise God restrains the. And now I approach my last point, viz. This classic expression of the Reformed faith offers six lectures on Calvinism. I like it how he integrates Calvinism within his worldview. Yea, we may not pass it over in silence, not.

In this manner the Normalists first began to suspect, and then became conscious of their fundamental opposition. A Christ, if necessary, but such a one as is the product of the human development of Israel. You perceive that this is a system which.

Abraham KUYPER Lectures on Calvinism 4 РLe blog de Luc Bussi̬re

kuypef There were of course, some excellent sections which I thoroughly enjoyed, but throughout the book, Kuyper lives in a bizarre fantasy that Calvinism is and has the potential to be, the greatest worldview the world has ever seen. Whom the Scriptures testify that in Him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

And finally, kuyped two scientific kkuyper of the Normalists and the Abnormalists are not relative opponents, walking together half way, and, further on, ukyper suffering one another to choose different paths, but they are both in earnest, disputing with one another the whole domain of life, and they cannot desist from the constant endeavor to pull down to the ground the entire edifice of their respective controverted assertions, all the supports included, upon which their assertions rest.

And I’m a Calvinist. Kupyer proved that Calvinism has fostered love for science and restored to science its domain, allow me now in the third place to show in what manner it has advanced its indispensable liberty. 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. Many will do well to learn Kuyperian Calvinism–even if not a Calvinsit–for it will challenge you to a big vision of God and a big vision for life.

This question is unintelligble for those who refuse to view time in the light of eternity, and who are accustomed to think of this earth without organic and moral connection with the life to come.


His argument that Calvinism helped to liberate art as opposed to the general thought that Calvinism is ant-art as a whole was really fun and I’ll probably point people who make the sweeping claim that “Calvinism hates art” to said chapter. This confession, however, places the Christian in a quite different position over against life. It is true, for a short time theologians tried to defend their cause apologetically, but this defense might be compared to a man who tries to adjust a crooked window-frame, while he ,ectures unconscious of the fact that the building itself is tottering on its foundations.

But of course, wherever two elements appear, as in this case the sinner and the saint, the temporal and the eternal, the terrestrial and the heavenly life, there is always danger of losing sight of their inter- connection and of falsifying lecturrs by error or one- sidedness. In Plato you find pages which you devour. Trivia About Lectures on Calvi Sep 21, Jeff Hart rated it it was amazing Shelves: More than a century after they were first delivered, these lecture offer direction to a world looking for meaning.

I love Kuyper’s ability to speak to the heart and mind of man. The doctrine of predestination, while simple to state, brings new perspectives on how God influences every sphere of life. I especially liked the first chapter and the appeal to history afterwards. 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.

Excitedly I dug in and within a matter of minutes I found myself at odds with most of Kuyper’s teachings. Een belangrijk punt is dat het Calvinisme parallel aan het humanisme opbloeide. For then, in his judgment, not only the church, but also the world belongs to God and in both has to he investigated the masterpiece of the supreme Architect and Artificer.

The Abnormalists, on the other hand, who do justice to relative evolution, but adhere to primordial creation over against an evolution infinitum, oppose the position of the Normalists with all their might; they maintain inexorably the conception of man as an independent species, because in him alone is reflected the image of God; they conceive of sin as the destruction of our original.


We must have systems in science, coherence in instruction, unity in education. 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.

Thereby of course Calvinism puts an end once and for all to contempt for the world, neglect of temporal and. Plutonists and Neptunists, Darwinists and anti-Darwinists compete with one another in the natural sciences. The Spaniards offered peace and.

Lectures on Calvinism: The Stone Lectures of 1898

In order, however, to make this possible, university life has to be subjected again, just calviinism in the days when Calvinism began its. This was a really curious book. 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.

View all 3 comments. Toch ben ik er niet echt van overtuigd dat het calvinisme zoveel esthetica bevat: The encroachment upon the liberty lectkres science in those days came not from the State but from an entirely different quarter.

After all Christians are to be under Jesus and the word of God not Calvinists under Calvin and his writings. The Renaissance doubtless favored the rise of an infidel tendency, which was felt even in the Vatican, and Humanism created enthusiasm clvinism 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 lecturex it was during the eighteenth century that the opposition made a change of front by leaving the circumference and taking up a position at the center; and it was the newer philosophy which, for the first time, on a general scale, set out with the declaration that the principles of the Lecturea worldview were utterly untenable.

In as far as Humanism endeavored to substitute life in this world for the eternal, every Calvinist opposed the Humanist.