Original Research

Maaltye as seremonies in die Markusevangelie: 'n Sleutel om J H J A Greyvenstein en A S Geyser se denke oor die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika as volkskerk te evalueer

Ernest van Eck
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 51, No 4 | a1460 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v51i4.1460 | © 1995 Ernest van Eck | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 December 1995 | Published: 11 December 1995

About the author(s)

Ernest van Eck, Universiteit van Pretoria Tydelik-deeltydse dosent: Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap (Afd A), South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (1001KB)


Meals as ceremonies in Mark's gospel: A key to evaluate the under-standing of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika as 'peoples church' by J H J A Greyvenstein and A S Geyser This article aims to participate in the current debate regarding the writing of a new church order for the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika, concentrating on Article III of the current church order. In a previous article the understanding of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk as a 'peoples church' ('volkskerk') by Professors J H J A Greyvenstein and A S Geyser - both New Testament scholars in teaching positions at the University of Pretoria between 1917 and 1961 - was traced. This understanding is now critically evaluated by means of a social-scientific analysis of meals as ceremonies in Mark's gospel. The conclusion reached is that Mark proclaimed - as Greyvenstein and Geyser advocated - the presence and availibility of God as aspects that should ecclesiologically be open to all. Finally, a few remarks are made concerning the continuation of the debate on the new church order for the Nederduitsch Hervomde Kerk van Afrika.


No related keywords in the metadata.


Total abstract views: 2487
Total article views: 1591

Crossref Citations

No related citations found.