Political power, the Old Testament and church unity:
The family of Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa are involved in
tense discussions on church unity. One aspect which must be discussed
thoroughly is the legitimation of political power. Not only in the past but
also the present Mandela government is religiously supported. It is argued
that this a dangerous venture. Some examples from the Old Testament are
used to illustrate this point. It is stated that Israel became disillusioned in
political power and therefore reformulated royal theology.
Continued 2001 as 'Verbum et Ecclesia'
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