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Kerk, volk en owerheid in die 1858-grondwet van die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek

W. A. Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 51, No 2 | a1406 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v51i2.1406 | © 1995 W. A. Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 December 1995 | Published: 12 December 1995

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W. A. Dreyer, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Church, people and government in the  1858 constitution of the South African Republic During the years 1855 to 1858 the South African Republic in the Transvaal created a new constitution. In this constitution a unique relation-ship between church, people and government was visible. This relationship was influenced by the Calvinist confessions of the sixteenth century, the theology of W ά Brakel and orthodox Calvinism, the federal concepts of the Old Testament and republican ideas of the Netherlands and Cape Patriots. It becomes clear that the history of the church in the Transvaal was directly influenced by the general history of the South African Republic.


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