Lectures on Calvinism 3

jpegIn his Lectures on Calvinism, Abraham Kuyper argues, if “the religious organ” is found “not in the whole of our being, but in part of it, being confined to our feelings and our will, consequently also the sphere of religious life must assume in consequence the same partial character.”

How?

“Religion is excluded from science, and its authority from the domain of public life.”  “The inner chamber, the cell for prayer, and the secrecy of the heart” becomes “its exclusive dwelling place.”  Religion, in the end, becomes “almost private retreat.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s