Reformed spirituality and the spirit of reconciliation : a personal journey

Show simple item record Meiring, Piet (Pieter Gerhard Jacobus), 1941- 2019-10-11T09:27:45Z 2019-10-11T09:27:45Z 2018-10
dc.description.abstract The article represents auto-ethnographical (narrative) reflections about the author's journey towards reconciling diversity with the advent of democracy in South Africa. The author recounts aspects of his participation in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It focuses on aspects of Reformed theology and spirituality as instruments for reconciling diversity. Local and international theologians opposed apartheid, calling it an unjust and indefensible political system, using their Reformed conviction, often applying the very same notions and principles. The article discusses the opposition to apartheid in the Reformed world, which culminated during the Ottawa meeting of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in 1982 when apartheid was denounced as a 'sin and a heresy' - a legitimate cause for a Status Confessionisin a classical Reformed manner. The article demonstrates the way in which the TRC took note of all of this and includes testimonies of Reformed theologians and leaders who opposed apartheid, often paying a costly price. en_ZA
dc.description.department Science of Religion and Missiology en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Meiring, P., 2018, ‘Reformed spirituality and the spirit of reconciliation: A personal journey’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 74(4), a4934. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v74i4.4934
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Personal reflection en_ZA
dc.subject Spirituality en_ZA
dc.subject Diversity en_ZA
dc.subject Reformed theology en_ZA
dc.subject Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) en_ZA
dc.title Reformed spirituality and the spirit of reconciliation : a personal journey en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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