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Anomalieë in die Gereformeerde standpunt oor die rol van die vrou in die kerk

W.C. Vergeer
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 36, No 4 | a530 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v36i4.530 | © 2002 W.C. Vergeer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 2002 | Published: 06 August 2002

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W.C. Vergeer, Gereformeerde Kerk Potch-Oos, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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Abstract

Anomalies in the Reformed understanding of Scripture concerning the role of women in the church

Theories of T.S. Kuhn on the progress of science are applied in this study of the changing position of women in the Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA). From this perspective, the resolutions and appendices of the 1988 Synod of the RCSA concerning the issue of women in office, are seen as a “governing paradigm” on the status and role of women in the church. This paradigm has, however, in recent times been increasingly challenged by a number of anomalies that can no longer be adequately explained. Anomalies in ecumenical, hermeneutic and exegetic levels, as well as anomalies in the application of Scripture are pointed out and discussed. These anomalies are seen as evidence of an era of revolution concerning the views on women in the RCSA. According to the theories of Kuhn, this revolution will continue until a new paradigm capable of explaining all the relevant phenomena, becomes prominent.

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Women In Office; Anomalies; Reformed Churches In South Africa

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