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Kerkvereniging en Kerkreg: Geskiedenis, beginsel en praktyk

J.W. Hofmeyr
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 17, No 2 | a521 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v17i2.521 | © 1996 J.W. Hofmeyr | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 April 1996 | Published: 21 April 1996

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Abstract

Church unity and church polity: History, principle and practice In  this  article  the  need for  a  clearer focus  on  the  history,  principles  and practice  of  church  polity  in  the  process  of  church  re-unijication  is addressed.  This  is  specijically focused on  the process  currently under way in  the  Dutch  Reformed  Church  family.  After  an  extensive  discussion  of issues  pertaining  to  the  history, principl~s and practice  of church  polity within  this  church family,  it is  concluded that the process of  re-unijication need to be implemented with the necessary urgency, but also with patience.

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