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the origin and safeguard of our constitutional liberties

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ARTICLE

IV.

THE ORIGIN AND SAFEGUARD OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTIES.*

CALVINISM

:

BY THE REV. ABRAHAM KUYPER,

D. D.

IV.

We

go back another century, from 1650

to 1550,

from

the Calvinistic troubles in England to the struggle of the

France. It must be shown that the IndependHuguenots were congenial to each other, as well as that they differed; only when the affiliation of the two is established, does the line of Calvinistic development appear

Huguenots

in

ents and the

unbroken. Their spiritual ligni's

affiliation is

shown,

first

of

plan of colonization, which, though but

exceedingly noteworthy.

It is

known

well

all,

little

by de Coknown, is

that de Coligni,

was the Cromwell of the Huguenots; and, without his faults, was, no less than the Protector, the soul and sword of Calvinism. As much as four years before the Huguenots took up arms against the court ill J559> ^^^ the martyrs' woes had been endured in silence however

different in character,

for nearly forty years, the natural

began

to see that

it

would not do,

to slaughter without defence.

Boromeus

it

leaders of the Calvinists in

the long run, to submit

From

a writing to Cardinal

appears that the Huguenots numbered nearly

half of the population of France, and this fact stimulated both their desire to offer

armed

resistance,

king to violently exterminate them.

numbers rendered ^

their position critical.

Translated from the Dutch by the Rev,

Bronxville, N. Y.

and the purpose of the

The very increase J.

of their

This was suspected Hendrik de

V'ries,

M.

A.,

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Calvinism - pagina 3

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