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Die Hervormde Kerk en apartheid

Wim A. Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 69, No 1 | a1944 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v69i1.1944 | © 2013 Wim A. Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 February 2013 | Published: 12 June 2013

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Wim A. Dreyer, Department of Church History and Church Polity, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The Reformed Church and apartheid. This contribution examines the changing attitude of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) towards apartheid, specifically since the Second World War. The NHKA’s views started with a theological justification of apartheid and the complete identification of the church with Afrikaner nationalism, moving to a position of critical solidarity and eventually the rejection of apartheid and its own theological justification of apartheid in 2010.


apartheid; Hervormde Kerk; kerk en politiek


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