By Prof. Dr. Ann Rigney, Prof. Dr. Douwe W. Fokkema
Tradition is studied during this assortment, no longer simply as a suite of goods, yet when it comes to the involvement of people and teams within the making and utilizing of such items. quite a lot of actions, from the analyzing and writing of poetry to gazing football on tv, is surveyed through a global crew of students from various disciplines: cultural background, literary reports, sociology. themes comprise the social distribution of cultural actions, populism and elitism in smooth aesthetics, the character of cultural competence and the channels by which it's obtained, the influence of digital media on conventional modes of culturalinvolvement, the position of public associations resembling church buildings, faculties, and libraries in stimulating participation, and the connection among cultural participation and socialization.
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Even so, the fact remains that a whole group of men who are usually difficult to reach are brought into contact here with important ethical problems (how to behave, for instance, when meeting heathen natives), with interesting information on the history of naval discoveries and, of course, with all sorts of biblical instruction. Yet, the whole point of the book is THE ROLE OF THE REFORMED CHURCH 43 not instruction for its own sake, but the dissemination of the Calvinist conviction that all aspects of life (in this case, the life of both merchants and sailors) should be viewed in the light of God's Word and His commands.
Firstly, the book is dedicated to the directors of the East- and West India Companies, the highest possible level in merchant society. The first objective of the book, according to the dedication, is to demonstrate the acceptability of merchandizing activities for Christians — an old topic, of course, but still relevant for serious Calvinist merchants, its relevancy growing, one suspects, the richer they were becoming themselves. The Dedicatees form the first group of intended readers and Udemans expresses the hope they will read it both in private and in their director's rooms when dealing with various casus conscientiae.
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