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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Klaas Schilder on culture

Klaas Schilder (1890-1952) in his Christ and Culture writes of culture:

For culture becomes here,

The systematic endeavor towards the process-wise acquisition of the aggregate of labour by the sum total of human beings as they belong to God, evolve themselves unto God in history with and for the cosmos, and are present at any historical moment, having assumed the task of disclosing the potencies lying dormant in creation and successively coming within reach in the course of the history of the world, of developing them in compliance with their individual natures, of making them subservient to their environment, both far and near, according to their cosmic relationships and in submission to the norms of God's revealed truth; and all this in order to make the treasures thus acquired usable by man as liturgical creature, and, subsequently, to bring them, together with the now more thoroughly equipped man himself, before God and put them at his feet, in order that he may be all in all, and every work may praise its master.

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