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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Endorsements for Lectures on Calvinism. One of the problems with criticizing this point, however, is that I quite openly admit to not knowing as much of the historical circumstances that lay open for Calvinism than Kuyper. This book is a great introduction to Biblical worldview. That which exists is good, because it exists; and it is no longer the will of God, of Him Who created us and knows us, but it becomes the ever-changing will of the State, which, having no one above itself, actually becomes God, and has to decide how our life and our existence shall be.

De revolutie in Frankrijk, die voor Kuyper nog dichtbij stond, portretteert hij als het ultieme kwaad, een mensenmassa mag nooit op basis van lege, maar veelbelovende retoriek wat de verlichting voor hem min of meer was een maatschappij van top tot teen afbreken en opnieuw inrichten.

Whenever different spheres clash, to compel mutual regard for the boundary-lines of each; 2.

Apr 20, Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it Shelves: And this mediatorship could be con- firmed not by us, but only from the side of God, by the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit in the heart of the regenerated. Fifteenth Edition; Boston Most helpful was his chapter on the impact of Calvinistic ideas in the development of constitutional forms of government in the Netherlands, England, and USA.


In the Calvinistic Netherlands, on the contrary, all those who were persecuted for religion’s sake, found a harbor of refuge.

Aug 01, Alexander rated it really liked it Shelves: Just as little from a majority over against leectures minority, for history shows, almost on every page, that very often the minority was right. Commentaries Old Testament New Testament.

Third Lecture – Calvinism and Politics The page numbering of the Eerdmans printed edition has been retained for the benefit of readers. He should at lea This was a really curious book. May 29, Laurent Dv rated it really liked it Shelves: Calvinism points to the difference between the natural concatenation of our organic kuypef and the mechanical tie, which the authority of the magistrate imposes.

Lectures on Calvinism

This government of God can no kuypef assert itself. All power, all authority proceeds from man. 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. This sovereignty of genius is a gift of God, possessed only by His grace.

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It is remarkable, in this connection, that, from the very beginning, our Calvinistic Theologians and jurists have defended liberty of conscience against the Inquisition.

Overall, it was a insightful read but I found Francis Schaeffer more compelling in his worldview analysis. In all religion God Himself must be the active power.

It has, on account of its exclusive love of things eternal, been backward in the fulfillment of its temporal duties. After reading this book there is no wonder left calvunism my mind as to why virtually every reformed scholar I’ve read references it in his own work or recommends it in his own work or both.


If sin, as a disintegrating force, had not divided humanity into different sections, nothing would have. But whether you are dealing with the will of a single individual, or with the will of many men, in a decision arrived at by a vote, the principal thing remains that the government has to judge and to decide independently. Kn right is possessed by God, and by Him alone. Therefore in opposition both to the atheistic popular-sovereignty of the Encyclopedians, and calviinsm pantheistic state-sovereignty of German philosophers, the Calvinist maintains the Sovereignty of God, as the source of all authority among men.

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The battle was waged, not against the sacerdotium, but against the sacerdotalism, and Calvin alone fought this battle through to the end, with thorough.

Who binds up, where nothing is broken? Christianity is to be doctrinal first before it is mystical and practical, in his words, “Mysticism is sweet, and Christian works are precious, but the seed of calvinizm Church, both at the birth of Christianity and in the age of the Reformation, has been the blood of the martyrs; and our sainted martyrs shed their blood not for mysticism and not for philanthropic projects, but for the sake of convictions such as concerned the acceptance of truth and the rejection of error And when by and by these juyper, in their turn, falvinism again, as a matter of course, all those connections originate from blood-relationship and other ties, which dominate the whole family-life.

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