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 dualistic conception of regeneration was the cause of the rupture between the life of nature and the life of grace.

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As far as he was able, Luther still leaned upon the Romish view of the sacraments, and upon the Romish cultus, while Calvin was the first in both to draw the line which extended immediately from God to man and from man to God.

Nederland vocht tussen en tegen de Katholieke Spanjaarden. His natural equipment for his earthly life remained almost unimpaired. I now leave my first point, that Calvinism fostered love for science, in order to proceed to the second, that Calvinism restored to science its domain.

For the liberty of science does not consist in licentiousness or lawlessness. 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.

It was perceived, on the contrary, that for God’s sake, our attention may not be withdrawn from the life of nature and creation; the study of the body regained its place of honor beside the study of the soul; and the social organization of mankind on earth was again looked upon as being as well worthy an object of human science as the congregation of the perfect saints in heaven.


Calvinism and Biblical theology are vastly different from the popish religion. In this book, he discusses the impact of Calvinistic thought on broader society.

For the earth with all that is in it, had, according to God’s Will, to be subjected to man.

Calvinism: Six Stone-lectures – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Now I must confess this is kiyper kind of book I don’t like to get caught reading because of its title. If all the then existing universities had taken a firm stand such a plan would never have succeeded. Results will appear here as you type.

Now this wide, comprehensible, cosmical meaning of the gospel has been apprehended again by Calvin, apprehended not as a result of a dialectic process, but of the deep impression of God’s majesty, which had moulded his personal life. De zesde lezing, het calvinisme en de toekomst, vond ik een stuk interessanter.

Especially no miracles, but instead of them the natural law, dominating in an inexorable manner.

Adam’s natural endowments remained his possession after the fall. I just searched him to look if he published any memoirs.? Kuyper’s common grace is a great help to living in a world full of unbelievers, but nevertheless, a world full of unbelievers graced and gifted by God in all kinds of good works politics, art, science, etc. There is no interconnection, no development, no continuity; a chronicle, but no history.

These systems, divergent, if compared with each other, were however in perfect agreement in their denial of the abnormal. Books by Abraham Kuyper. By the fall he lost the latter, not the former. You have to choose either the one or the other But whatever you may choose, whatever you are as a scientific man, you have to be it consistently, not only in the faculty of theology, but in all faculties; in your entire world- and life-view; in the full reflection of the whole world-picture from the mirror of your human consciousness.


It has, on account of its too intense contemplation of celestial things, neglected to give due attention to the world of God’s creation.

Lectures on Calvinism

Kuyper was the Prime Minister calvniism Netherlands and a reformed theologian. Return to Book Page. Before the thirteenth century elapsed. In understanding the relationship of each of these areas of life, he posits the concept of sphere-sovereignty, which helpfully delineates the distinct responsibilities and authority of each sphere e.

Yet, Kuyper seems right, in that only Calvinism in its cqlvinism was able to most fully work out the implications of its theological principles and apply them consistently and broadly to all spheres of life.

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

Lectures on Calvinism: The Stone Lectures of 1898

This impaired the liberty of Science, because it submitted scientific questions which could not be settled by ecclesiastical jurisdiction to the judgment of the civil Court. A Bit long but hang in there. This, and no other is the principal antithesis, which separates the thinking minds in the calvibism of Science into two opposite battle-arrays.

Herman Boerhave, very famous as physician, 2. Hendrickson Publishers ,uyper Date: Now this wide, comprehensive, cosmical meaning of the gospel has been apprehended by Calvin, apprehended not as a result of a dialectic process, but of the deep impression of God’s majesty, which had moulded his personal life.