Institusioneel vasgeloop? Die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika

Show simple item record Steenkamp, P.L. (Petrus Leonard) 2018-07-19T12:14:50Z 2018-07-19T12:14:50Z 2017-11-17
dc.description.abstract The Netherdutch Reformed Church (Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika) finds itself in a precarious situation. It could be described as a watershed moment in the life of this denomination. The impasse developed due to various factors such as the loss of membership, the economic situation, ecumenical isolation and various other influences, which eventually resulted in a strong institutionalised organisation. Institutionalisation necessarily resulted in a shift of focus from the essence of being Church towards institutional continuation. As a result, the organic growth of the church suffered. This article investigates the institutionalism of the Netherdutch Reformed Church from an open (living) systems perspective, thereby identifying the dysfunctionality between form and function and ending with certain perspectives in respect of a change in focus by the church to realise the true essence of being Church of Jesus Christ. en_ZA
dc.description.department Reformed Theological College en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Steenkamp, P.L., 2017, ‘Institusioneel vasgeloop? Die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 73(1), a4719. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i1.4719
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Dysfunctionality en_ZA
dc.subject Jesus Christ en_ZA
dc.subject Essence en_ZA
dc.subject Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) en_ZA
dc.title Institusioneel vasgeloop? Die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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