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Modernisme: ten diepste ons identiteit?

H. J. Hendriks
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 30, No 4 | a1591 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v30i4.1591 | © 1996 H. J. Hendriks | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 1996 | Published: 12 June 1996

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H. J. Hendriks,, South Africa

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The basic presupposition of this article is that South Africans of European descent are now discovering how modernist their identity really is. The political changes in our country and our concomitant disillusionment strongly drive this realisation home. The way in which the church loses and probably will continue losing members, is a symptom of the consequences of a modernist identity. To promote insight in the modernist identity, this article discusses the historical course and philosophical choices which gave rise to a modernist spirit. Throughout this article the way in which this spirit destructively and secularistically affects the community is pointed out. The challenges faced by the church are mentioned briefly.


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