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Die begrip ‘Calvinisme’ in die Afrikaanse geskiedskrywing. ’n Oorsigtelike tipering

R. M. Britz
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 15, No 2 | a1092 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v15i2.1092 | © 1994 R. M. Britz | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 July 1994 | Published: 19 July 1994

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R. M. Britz,, South Africa

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The term "Calvinism" in the Afrikaans historiography. A historical survey
This article deals with the uses of the term "Calvinism/Calvinistic" in the Afrikaner school of historiography. A careful investigation shows that it was first used during the latter part of the 19th century as a designation of the "northern" Afrikaners. During the 20th century, however, the term received a broadened meaning and application. As an image it articulated the meaning of Afrikaner history. Since its use was not documented, the issue of Afrikaner Calvinism needs theological and historical scrutinising.


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