Eenheid van die kerk in gedrang

Show simple item record Van Wyk, Tanya Buitendag, Johan 2011-06-01T06:51:26Z 2011-06-01T06:51:26Z 2010-11
dc.description.abstract This article examines the possible influence that a church’s understanding of ecclesiology could have on its approach to homosexual people, with special reference to the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA). By referring to recent debates in the NRCA concerning the prominence the Church awards to the tenet of an ‘ethnic church’ (‘volkskerk’) in its ecclesiology, it is argued that the Church’s understanding of the confession of the one, holy, apostolic and catholic church is not reflected in the NRCA’s own ecclesiology and that this has direct implications for the Church’s understanding and accommodation of homosexual people. It is concluded that if the Church maintains an inclusive character as it is meant in the Creeds, the Church has to design and incorporate models of being church that adhere to this character and the abovementioned confession. en
dc.identifier.citation Van Wyk, T & Buitendag, J 2010, ‘Die eenheid van die kerk in gedrang’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 66(1), Art. #908, 9 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v66i1.908 [] af
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v66i1.908
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2010. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) en
dc.subject Ecclesiology en
dc.subject Catholicity en
dc.subject Apostolicity en
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika -- Liturgy -- Theology en
dc.subject.lcsh Church -- Unity -- Biblical teaching en
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Practical -- Biblical teaching en
dc.subject.lcsh Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Church polity and Christian union en
dc.title Eenheid van die kerk in gedrang af
dc.title.alternative The unity of the church in jeopardy en
dc.type Article af

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