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Die aard van en kriteria vir dogmatiese liedere. Drie omdigtings van Schutte (A.G.S.) Venter

F.P. Viljoen
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 37, No 2 | a466 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v37i2.466 | © 2003 F.P. Viljoen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 August 2003 | Published: 02 August 2003

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F.P. Viljoen, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Bybeltale, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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The nature of and criteria for dogmatic hymns. Three versifications by Schutte (A.G.S.) Venter

In this article the nature of dogmatic hymns is discussed and it is indicated how dogmatic hymns have functioned during the course of church history. Taking this investigation as point of departure, criteria are formulated to be used in the evaluation of dogmatic hymns – also in the evaluation of the contents of three versifications by Schutte Venter.

The 2000 Synod of the Reformed Churches in South Africa discussed the possibility of and need for dogmatic hymns, and took notice of some guidelines in this regard. Schutte Venter consequently versified sections of the confessions of faith and formulae for wedding ceremonies in an attempt to meet this need.


Dogmatic Hymns; Heidelberg Cathegism; Belgic Confession; Hymns And Confession; Credo; Versifications By AGS Venter


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