In this study attention is given to the question of the correlation between
and/or position of the church vis à vis culture among the republican Afrikaner
of the 19th century. Initially attention is given to a workable
definition of church and culture and then, in the light of Calvinist theology,
the relationship is discussed. Eventually the stated problem is discussed
and the conclusion formulated that the culture of the Afrikaner
was strongly influenced and directed by its theological viewpoints. A few
conclusions are drawn.