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Kuyper se ekklesiologie en die interpretasie van ‘kerklike sake’ in artikel 30 van die Kerkorde van die Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika

J. M. Vorster
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 27, No 2 | a1455 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v27i2.1455 | © 1993 J. M. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 June 1993 | Published: 11 June 1993

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J. M. Vorster,, South Africa

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Abstract

The Ecclesiology of Abraham Kuyper had a visible influence on the Reformed Churches of South-Africa. It has been noted by various theologians that his view of the Church as organism and as institute constituted the way in which these Churches functioned in South African society. His view determined the way in which the expression ecclesiastical matters in article 30 of the Church Order of the Reformed Churches in South Africa has been interpreted over the years. Ecclesiastical matters have been interpreted as matters dealing with the institute itself while political and social matters have been regarded as extra-ecclesiastical

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