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Binnegevegte in die GKSA: verskuiwing van ‘plausibility structures’?

G. Snyman
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 26, No 3 | a1421 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v26i3.1421 | © 1992 G. Snyman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 June 1992 | Published: 10 June 1992

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Abstract

The present tension within the Gereformeerde Kerke of South Africa (GKSA) is probably a result of a conflict between different plausibility structures. By referring to Berger’s definition of plausibility structures, the article illustrates their function in the churches. Because of the global village in which modern humankind finds itself the GKSA is furthermore influenced by other non-traditional plausibility structures. The theological implications of the change from a naive realistic plausibility structure to a more critical realistic one, as brought about by quantum metaphysics are explored. Similarly, the theological implications of retaining a naive realistic approach, namely a ghetto theology, are discussed.

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