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’n Kritiese analise van die begrip ratifikasie volgens die Gereformeerde Kerkreg

Andries du Plooy
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 64, No 1 | a12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v64i1.12 | © 2008 Andries du Plooy | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 January 2008 | Published: 14 January 2008

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Abstract

A critical analysis of the concept ratification according to Reformed church polity

This article reflects critically on the view that local churches should in a separate act, after major assemblies have taken their resolutions, ratify the decisions before it could be regarded as valid and binding. Attention is given to the following aspects: The meaning of expressions such as ratum facere and ratum habere in law and church polity; perspectives from the Reformational approach on issues such as the authority of decisions of major essemblies and a critical evaluation of the arguments of protagonists in favour of ecclesiastical ratification.

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