“But beyond this sectarian, confessional, and denominational use of the name “Calvinist”, it serves moreover, in the fourth place, as a scientific name, either in a historical, philosophical or political sense. Historically, the name of Calvinism indicates the channel in which the Reformation moved, so far as it was neither Lutheran, nor Anabaptist nor Socinian. In the philosophical sense, we understand by it that system of conceptions which, under the influence of the master-mind of Calvin, raised itself to dominance in the several spheres of life. And as a political name, Calvinism indicates that political movement which has guaranteed the liberty of nations in constitutional statesmanship; first in Holland, then in England, and since the close of the last century in the United States.”
Excerpt From: Kuyper, Abraham. “Lectures On Calvinism.” Fig, 2012-07-10T19:48:14+00:00. iBooks.
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