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Document Type Doctoral Thesis
Author Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys
Email wim.dreyer@up.ac.za
URN etd-10072011-085454
Document Title Praktiese ekklesiologie en bedieningspraktyk met verwysing na die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (Afrikaans)
Degree PhD
Department Practical Theology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof T F J Dreyer Supervisor
Keywords
  • Presbyterian-synodal system of governance
  • the church
  • institutionalisation
  • ministry
  • system story
  • ecclesiology
  • historical-comparative ecclesiology
  • bedieningspraktyk
  • sisteemverhaal
  • die Kerk
  • institusionalisering
  • histories-vergelykende ekklesiologie
  • ekklesiologie
  • Presbiteriaal-sinodale kerkbegrip
Date 2011-09-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
AFRIKAANS: In hierdie proefskrif is n Praktiese Ekklesiologie ontwikkel op grond van vier perspektiewe:

  • n Historiese perspektief wat na vore kom in n Histories-vergelykende Ekklesiologie.
  • n Empiriese perspektief wat na vore kom in n Prakties-teologiese Ekklesiologie.
  • n Hermeneutiese perspektief wat na vore kom in n Eksegetiessistematiese Ekklesiologie.
  • n Strategiese perspektief wat na vore kom in n Missionale Ekklesiologie.

In die proefskrif toon die promovendus aan dat die kerk n ernstige krisis beleef. Die krisis is grootliks te wyte aan n proses van institusionalisering wat deur eeue heen plaasgevind het. Empiriese navorsing het aangetoon dat institusionalisering destruktiewe gevolge vir die kerk inhou.

Die proefskrif toon verder aan dat n radikale en omvattende transformasie van die kerk van uiterste belang is. Transformasie impliseer n proses waarin die sisteemverhaal van die kerk verander, van n institusionele benadering tot kerkwees tot n meer organiese verstaan van kerkwees, gebou op Bybelse metafore.

n Organiese kerkbegrip en Missionale Ekklesiologie dien as basis vir die transformasie van die gemeentelike bedieningspraktyk, van n pastorale bedieningspraktyk na n missionale bedieningspraktyk.

ENGLISH: In this dissertation a Practical Ecclesiology is developed based on four perspectives:

  • The historical perspective is reflected in an Historical-comparative Ecclesiology.
  • The empirical perspective is reflected in a Practical-theological Ecclesiology.
  • The hermeneutical perspective is reflected in an Exegetical-systematic Ecclesiology.
  • The strategic perspective is reflected in a Missional Ecclesiology.

The promovendus argues that the church is experiencing a severe crisis. This crisis is mainly due to a process of institutionalisation which had taken place over centuries. Empirical research had shown the destructive effects this process had on the church.

The dissertation indicates that a radical and global transformation of the church is essential. Transformation implies a process in which the system story of the church need to change. This transformation could be regarded as a change from an institutional to a more organic functioning of the church, based on Biblical metaphors relating to the church.

An organic understanding of the church will lead to a transformation of the congregational ministry, from a pastoral ministry to a missional ministry.

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Please cite as follows:

Dreyer, WA 2011, Praktiese ekklesiologie en bedieningspraktyk met verwysing na die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10072011-085454 / >

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