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Cultural System Of Calvinist Bibliocracy

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The cultural system of Calvinist theocracy in America and elsewhere is by assumption or in reality religiously grounded, sanctified, and dominated culture. Secular cultures and humans become sacrifices for the glory of savagery. Calvinist Bibliocracy, theologically condemns aesthetic secular culture as "ungodly" and "impure". Pareto and Parsons both suggest that the artistic, humanistic Renaissance and anti-artistic, anti-humanistic Calvinism and Puritanism were, initially in Europe as distant as "heaven and earth". The death penalty system in America is on the account of its primitive or barbarian residues an indicator and element of the Puritan "culture of death". Calvinism in Holland, like France and Geneva opposed and repressed religious tolerance, pluralism, and freedom. Calvinism represents what Mannheim identifies as traditionalistic, namely medievalist or feudal-rooted, anti-rationalism. As a corollary of anti-scientific nihilism, then intellectual anti-culture in the sense of the counter-Enlightenment becomes the intellectual or philosophical aspect of America's "destiny" in Calvinist theocracy.

Keywords: America; Calvinist Bibliocracy; cultural system; Europe; Mannheim; Pareto; Parsons; Puritanism; Renaissance



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