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Kerkwees in die saeculum vandag, Deel 1: Eenheid te midde van veelheid

Tanya van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 1 | a1281 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.1281 | © 2012 Tanya van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 June 2012 | Published: 09 October 2012

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Tanya van Wyk, Department of Dogmatics and Christian Ethics, University of Pretoria, South Africa


Being church in the saeculum today, Part 1: Unity through plurality. From a narrative theological perspective, the article tells the story of the church which has always been characterised by a tension between unity and plurality. The article illustrates that the root of the tension can be found in a binary mentality which traps the church in an endless labyrinth and keeps the it from being ‘A Broad Place’, a ’wide open space’. The article suggests that re-telling the church’s grand narrative of the Trinity sustains the re-telling of the church’s narrative in the changing environment of a secular society.


ecclesiology; triadology; narrative theology, epistemology; non-binary mentality


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