Die invloed van sekularisasie op die NG Kerk : 'n kerkhistories-sosiologiese perspektief

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dc.contributor.author Kruger, Pieter
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, J.M. (Johan Matthys)
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-20T07:59:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-20T07:59:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09
dc.description.abstract The influence of religious discourses and institutions in South Africa, as elsewhere, diminishes because of structural secularisation. Social secularisation as another form of secularisation compromises the 'necessity’ for religion in modern day social culture. Humanistic Western Individualism is the dominant social meaning system (also in South Africa) best associated with this process. Th e actualisation of its priorities (personal freedom, privacy, emancipation of the self, freedom of choice and to strive for personal affluence) plays a significant role in the lives of the Dutch Reformed Church’s congregants. Social secularisation liberates people from ecclesiastical doctrine as regulatory for personal life and reason and marks the growing indifference to the official church. Th is leads to a legitimacy crisis concerning established religious meaning systems. Ironically religion doesn’t disappear altogether because of secularisation. It does however, transposes traditional forms of collective religion because the sustainment of religion as phenomenon depends increasingly on religiosities in the private sphere. Consequently, the proliferation of different personal, religious beliefs and practices also increases religious pluralism within the Dutch Reformed Church, challenging its reformed identity. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://ngtt.journals.ac.za/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kruger, P & Van der Merwe, J 2014, 'Die invloed van sekularisasie op die NG Kerk : ’n kerkhistories-sosiologiese perspektief', Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, vol. 55, no. 3 & 4, pp. 641-668. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0028-2006 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2226-2385 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/43739
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.publisher Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University en_ZA
dc.rights 2014 © PIETER DE WAAL NEETHLING TRUST en_ZA
dc.subject Sosiale konstruksie, en_ZA
dc.subject Religieuse konstruksie en_ZA
dc.subject Strukturele sekularisasie en_ZA
dc.subject Sekularisering van sosiale kultuur en_ZA
dc.subject Sekularisering van persoonlike bewussyn en_ZA
dc.subject Privatisering van religie en_ZA
dc.subject Omvorming van religie en_ZA
dc.subject Social construction en_ZA
dc.subject Structural secularization en_ZA
dc.subject Religious construction en_ZA
dc.subject Secularization of social culture en_ZA
dc.subject Secularization of personal en_ZA
dc.subject Privatization of religion en_ZA
dc.subject Transposition of religion en_ZA
dc.title Die invloed van sekularisasie op die NG Kerk : 'n kerkhistories-sosiologiese perspektief en_ZA
dc.title.alternative The influence of secularisation on the DR Church : a church historical and sociological perspective en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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