“A confessing Christian who lives amid this world cannot be satisfied with a profession of faith but, like anyone, needs a firm understanding of the world in which he lives. Without the guidance of Christian scholarship, he cannot but help absorb the conclusions of unbelievers.

“. . . There is only one way to parry this, and that is for Christian thinkers to found a university that will unfold another world of seeing and thinking; to transmit this among those who pursue higher education; and so to raise a circle of educated, influential people who can turn the public way of thinking. ”

Abraham Kuyper, founder of the Free University of Amsterdam,
from De Gemeene Gratie in Wetenschap en Kunst, 1902-1904

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