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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Steenbok, Arthur-Ashe
URN etd-05252006-123758
Document Title Gereformeerd wees in die NGSK /VGK (1976-2005): ‘n Kerkhistoriese en Outobiografiese verhaal (Afrikaans)
Degree MDiv (Church History)
Department Church History and Church Polity
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof J W Hofmeyr
Keywords
  • Allan Boesak
  • Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk (NGSK)
  • Uniting Reformed Church (URC)
  • Belhar Confession
  • church unity
  • Reformed tradition
  • Coloured community
Date 2005-11-31
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Abstract
The Coloured community of Southern Africa, just like other ethnic groups, has been shaped by many factors (politics, economy, secularization, etc.). This ‘otherness’ also caused God to be regarded in a unique way – his role in this world, his involvement in this community and, finally, what his church should look like and how it should function.

The crux of this mini dissertation is to look specifically at this unique image of God. I humbly apologize for my use of classification and I do not want to revert to the former dispensation, but it is of the utmost importance for matters such as church union that colour and opinions be discussed.

The story of the Uniting Reformed Church of Southern Africa between 1976 and 2005 has been followed in greater detail both with a church historical and autobiographical approach. Some perspectives on the future of this church are provided.

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