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Johan Heyns as ekumeniese figuur

D. Crafford
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 15, No 1 | a1083 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v15i1.1083 | © 1994 D. Crafford | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 July 1994 | Published: 19 July 1994

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Abstract

Johan Heyns as ecumenical figure
The role that Heyns played in ecumenical developments within the Dutch Reformed Church since 1986 is described. He played a leading role in breaking the ecumenical isolation of the Church. In his theology Heyns strongly emphasized the unity and the ecumenical calling of the church. His theological insights in this connection is described and evaluated. Special attention is given to what he said about the pluriformity of the church and about the diversity of confessions and the unity of the church. In conclusion his views on the practice of ecumenism is discussed.

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