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Die NG Kerk en Gereformeerdheid: Gestalte en uitdagings

C. J. Wethmar
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 23, No 1 | a1251 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v23i1.1251 | © 2002 C. J. Wethmar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 September 2002 | Published: 06 September 2002

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Abstract

The Dutch Reformed Church and the Reformed tradition: expression and challenges
In this article a brief analysis is presented of the manner in which the Reformed tradition finds expression in die Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. Such an analysis presupposes answers to the questions why such an attempt is necessary and what the identity of the Reformed tradition is. These answers are suggested in the first two sections of the article. The third section contains the envisaged outline of the manner in which the Dutch Reformed Church represents the Reformed tradition. This leads to the conclusion that the contribution which this church could strive to make to the church scene in South Africa is to promote the combination of the faith dimensions of knowledge, experience and obedience which is characteristic of the Reformed tradition.

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