Lectures on Calvinism [Abraham Kuyper] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kuyper presents Calvinism as a life-system of comprehensive. Lectures on Calvinism. Abraham Kuyper. PAPERBACK; Published: 10/4/ ISBN: Price: $ Pages. Trim Size, in inches: X . 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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Just as Adam was separately created, the second and third and every further man might have been individually called calviism existence; but this was not the case.

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. May 13, Matthew Colvin rated it it was ok. In Roman Catholic countries, the identification of the invisible and the visible Church, under Papal unity, is still maintained.

Jun 28, Edgar Soltero-flores rated it liked it. We have always felt the need to speak of natural laws, with this proviso however, that they were not considered as laws, which nature imposes upon us, but as laws imposed upon nature by God.

The Stone Lectures on Calvinism

And herein lies its self-abasement. And if any one should still doubt whether or not the American revolution was homogeneous with that of Paris, kuypeg doubt is fully set at rest by the bitter fight in between Jefferson and Hamilton.

The consequence of all this is that on the one hand. To him, Calvinism is not just a theologically system but a life system. Chuck Colson recommended this book in an interview. Kuyper ziet dan ook veel overeenkomsten tussen de tweede, alleen is het calvinisme superieur aan het humanisme, omdat het tijdlozer en inhoudsvoller is.

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.

Lectures on Calvinism

Parts of the book are dated, after all, they are lectures to a specific time and place Princeton but most of his main points are for any generation. God only-and never any creature-is possessed of sovereign rights, in the destiny of the nations, because God alone created.

Meanwhile there is in this respect a noteworthy difference between States which lectuers absolutely governed by a monarch, and States which are governed constitutionally; or in a republic, in a still wider range, by an extensive assembly. Jan 24, Andrew Harrison rated it did not like it.


Really compare what he’s saying to the word of God and if you do that, you’ll guard yourself against the plethora of theological errors Kuyper commits. A couple of other cool things found in reading Kuyper In all religion God Himself must be the active power. The battle was waged, not against the sacerdotium, but against the sacerdotalism, and Calvin alone fought this battle through to the end, with thorough.

In the domestic sphere of the family and of married life, and 4. In that sphere therefore an independent responsibility to God is to be maintained The sphere of the State is not profane.

Calvinism prophesied a redemption of outward nature also, to be realized in the reign of celestial glory.

Yet, Kuyper seems right, in that only Calvinism in its confessions was able to most fully work out the implications of its theological principles and apply them consistently and broadly to all spheres of life. Fifteenth Edition; Boston Christ himself does not speak only of the regeneration of the heart, but also of creation as a whole.

They have to restrain blasphemy, where it directly assumes the character of an affront to the Clvinism Majesty. Or is it the duty of the government to suspend its own judgment and to consider the.

Lectures on Calvinism: The Stone Lectures of 1898

The same phenomenon is observable in the sphere of Art. Nowhere is the dominating character of this organic social authority more plainly discernible than in the sphere of Science.

For this very reason, they recognized, in these three, the Rubicon which no true Calvinist could cross without sacrificing his earnestness to dangerous mirth, and the fear of the Lord to often far from spotless pleasures. And therefore, if it cannot be denied that Calvinism itself has ruptured the unity of the Church, and that in Calvinistic countries a rich variety of all manner of church- formations revealed itself, then it follows that we must not seek the true Calvinistic characteristic in what, for a time, it has retained of the old system, but rather in that, which, new and fresh, has sprung up from its own root.

Het boek begint met een biografische schets van Kuyper, geschreven door George Harinck.


Lectures on Calvinism

Leftures lecture on politics is particularly helpful as he develops his notion of “sphere sovereignty,” the idea that the state is sovereign over its affairs and should not encroach upon the affairs kuyyper the religious sphere or the social sphere. Luther and his co-Reformers have correctly pointed out that the institution proper and the full investiture of the magistrate with calvunism were only brought about after the flood, when God commanded that capital punishment should fall upon him who shed man’s blood.

See all of Dr. Thus all transcendent right in God, to which ln oppressed lifted up his face, fails away. There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: Abraham Kuyper, voorvechter van het Nederlandse calvinisme en oprichter van de Anti-Revolutionaire Partij voorloper van CDAbeschrijft kuypwr deze zes lezingen zijn visie op het Calvinisme in religie, in kunst, lecturs de staat, in de geschiedenis, in de wetenschap en in de toekomst.

And, finally, in our sinful condition, religion cannot be normal, but has to be soteriological ; — this is its position in the twofold dogma of the necessity of regeneration, and of the necessitas S. In Christ, they contended, the Church has her own King. This was a really curious book. Kuyper’s Calvinism is a product of how the Calvinstic world-view pervades all of life. Meantime what the government in this respect demands of the churches, it must practice itself, by allowing to each and every citizen liberty of conscience, as the primordial and inalienable right of all men.

Calvinism and Biblical theology are vastly different from the popish religion.

Further Calvin has expressly stated that authority, as such, is in no way affected by the question how a government is instituted and in what form it reveals itself. Sep 21, Jeff Hart rated it it was amazing Shelves: Besides all this he is instituted by God as His Servant, in order that he may.