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Kerk, staat en politieke modelle in ‘Kerk en Samelewing -1990’

P. J. Strauss
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 48, No 3/4 | a2458 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v48i3/4.2458 | © 1992 P. J. Strauss | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 1992 | Published: 10 January 1992

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P. J. Strauss, Universiteit van die Oranje-Vrystaat, South Africa

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Church, state and political models in ‘Church and Society - 1990’
In this article the author looks into motives and trends surrounding the viewpoints of the document ‘Church and Society - 1990’ with regard to the relationship between both the church and the state and the church and practical political models in South Africa. This document of the 1990 General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church - traditionally labelled as a significant pro-apartheid church - is the sequel to a statement by a previous Synod four years earlier. The main finding is that ‘Church and Society - 1990’ tends to give a Scriptural basis to current political tendencies and thinking in South African government circles.

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