Toekoms van die drie Afrikaanse hoofstroomkerke saam

Show simple item record Tolmay, Barry John 2015-01-21T12:18:32Z 2015-01-21T12:18:32Z 2014-11
dc.description.abstract The future of the three mainstream Afrikaans Churches. The union of the three mainstream Afrikaans Churches encompasses inter alia a mutual origin, a mutual socio-historical contextualism, a mutual language experience and mutual Articles of Faith. These bonds form the foundation for greater cooperation and may even lead to future church unification. The Conventus of Reformed Churches is an exciting initiative that has developed over the last two decades. This organisation unites some 15 churches with a reformed background. Do the three Afrikaans mainstream churches take church unification seriously? Historically the Nederduitsche Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) in particular was cautious about church unification. The Interdenominational Church Council (TKR) presents a basis for cooperation, but the question arises as to the structure that would be supported by the three churches. Mainly after 1994 the Afrikaner started redefining its own identity. The tendency is that the three churches will decrease in size as the three are all losing members. The three Afrikaans mainstream churches definitely need one another, and in future this interdependency probably will increase. That is why it is important to focus on common ground and not on differences. Bearing the church unification of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PCN) in mind, together we can look forward to a bright future in the 21st century. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Tolmay, B., 2014, ‘Die toekoms van die drie Afrikaanse Hoofstroomkerke saam’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(3), Art. #2642, 5 pages. hts.v70i3.2642. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ hts.v70i3.2642
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License en_ZA
dc.subject Afrikaans churches en_ZA
dc.subject Conventus of Reformed Churches en_ZA
dc.subject Nederduitsche Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) en_ZA
dc.subject Socio-historical contextualism en_ZA
dc.subject Interdenominational Church Council (TKR) en_ZA
dc.title Toekoms van die drie Afrikaanse hoofstroomkerke saam en_ZA
dc.title.alternative The future of the three mainstream Afrikaans Churches en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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