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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Pantheism as well as Deism is a system about God, and without reserve the entire modern theology finds its home in the science of the Normalists.

It is thus a fact, that your dogma of total depravity by sin does not always tally with your experience in life. If all the then existing universities had taken a firm stand such a plan cakvinism never have succeeded. This blessedness, for every true Calvinist, grows out of regeneration, and is sealed by the perseverance of the saints. Living all of life before the face of the Sovereign One is the call of the Christian before it is the call of the Calvinist.

They sought to reform worship in the church.

Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper

The Stone Lectures of Kuyper, Abraham. And he who has read a description of the cruelties committed by the Spaniards in the 16th century in the villages and cities of the Netherlands against defenceless old men, women and children, and then heard the news of what occurred now in Cuba, cannot help acknowledging that, what was a disgrace in the 16th, has been repeated in luyper 19th century.

See all of Dr. The Kindle version is unproofread OCR garbage, though. We have always felt the need to speak of kuypper laws, with this proviso however, that they were not considered oectures laws, which nature imposes upon us, but as laws imposed upon nature by God. Both, as honest men, will feel duty bound to erect such a scientific edifice for the whole cosmos, which is in harmony with the fundamental data, given in their own self-consciousness.

Now against all this, Calvinism opposed itself, not to contend against priesthood on principle, or against altars as such, or against sacrifice kuypwr itself, because the office of priest cannot perish, and everyone knowing the fact of sin realizes in his lecures heart, the absolute need of a propitiatory sacrifice, but in order to do away with all this worldly paraphernalia, and to call believers to lift up their eyes again, on high, to the real sanctuary, where Christ, our only priest, ministers at the only real altar.


Paperbackpages. Because kuuper this mistake I had to then strain my eyes not only on the horrible font and the ridiculous formatting, but also through the countless typographical errors. May 13, Matthew Colvin rated it it was ok.

Apr 20, Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it Shelves: From this standpoint, Calvinism honored art as a gift of the Holy Ghost and as a consolation in our present life, enabling us to discover in and behind this sinful life a richer and more glorious background. Now, these three, consciousness of sin, certainty of faith and the testimony of the Lectuees Spirit, are constituent elements in the consciousness of every Calvinist. 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.

Calvinism: Six Stone-lectures

Especially no miracles, but instead of them the natural law, dominating in an inexorable manner. If now, according to the demands of Calvinism, Church and State withdraw, I do not say their liberal gifts but their high authority, from university-life, in order that the university may be allowed to take root and flourish in its own soil, then certainly the division, which is already begun. The claim is maintained that your science has to form a complete whole. By the fall he lost the latter, not the former.

Formalists and Realists pick quarrels with one another within the classical walls of the philological temple.

This concept is extremely helpful in understanding how the Christian worldview applies to every aspect of life which is applicable to every Christian’s daily life. This black famine was soon followed by the black death or the plague, which carried off a calvinksm part of the inhabitants.

Lectures on Calvinism – Abraham Kuyper : Eerdmans

This gives Man an authority and his calvinsm in the world. I didn’t know Abraham Kuyper was so well-known in America After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe yielded to the enchantment of one world-Church, until the reformation dispelled this delusion, also, thus opening the way for a higher development.

Kuyper’s rigorous desire to place his belief as the pervading aspect in all of life is welcomed. 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.


Calvknism is interesting; However I couldn’t find sources to back his claims. Man’s capricious ouyper is then the principal concern. And I’m a Calvinist. But if you now proceed to the decree of God, what else does God’s fore- ordination mean than the certainty that the existence and course of all things, i.

Religion as he conceived it must “nullis rnediis interpositis” ‘, i. I guess it was exciting when it first came out. Calvinism has gone through many fierce struggles on account of its clinging to the counsel of God’s decree. Luther can be interpreted without Calvin, but not Calvin without Luther. And finally, these two scientific systems of the Normalists and the Abnormalists are not relative opponents, walking together half way, calinism, further on, peaceably 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.

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.

Willem van Oranje wordt een aantal keer aangehaald als voorvechter van de Calvinistische leer. Kuyper emphasizes giving God everything, an unflinching service; He adds saying, In everything God is present, our thoughts, our actions.

Lectures on Calvinism: The Stone Lectures of 1898

And this one-sided, inharmonious conception in the course of time has led more than one sect to a mystic worshipping of Christ alone, to the exclusion of God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. It has, on account of its too intense contemplation of celestial things, neglected to give due attention to the world of God’s creation. Kuyper argues that Calvinism places one’s entire life before God and that all of life is to be lived before the face of God.

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