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Die Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk en die menseregtevraagstuk: 1910-1990

J.H. Ernst

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 16, No 2 (1995), 334-339. doi: 10.4102/ve.v16i2.455

Submitted: 21 September 1995
Published:  21 September 1995


The Dutch Reformed Church and the human rights issue: 1910-199 Research in the field of church history reveals that the Dutch Refonned Church disposes its own human rights tradition that should be viewed and judged alongside and not in opposition 10 its apartheid tradition. As common factor "Human Rights" proved to be a suitablkey to unlock the history of the theology of apartheid ("evangelie van volksvryhede") of the Afrikaans churches, the theology of civilisation ("gospel of co-operation") of the English churches and the theology of liberation ("gospel of humanisation") of the Black church movement in an impartial and systematical way.

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