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’n Feministiese narratief-pastorale perspektief op die huwelikbevestigingsformuliere van die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk

Annelie Botha, Yolanda Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 63, No 3 | a250 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v63i3.250 | © 2007 Annelie Botha, Yolanda Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 07 May 2007

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Annelie Botha, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Yolanda Dreyer, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

A feminist narrative pastoral perspective on the marriage formularies of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Church

This article is the second which focuses on the metaphor “the church as bride”. Its aim is to demystify this metaphor’s use in the marriage formulary of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Church of Africa from the perspective of an ideological-critical analysis of the formulary. This formulary is specifically based on Ephesians 5:21-33 and Hosea 1 and 2 as “intertext”. In light of a narrative pastoral model within the context of feminist hermeneutics the article argues that the patriarchal ideology behind the metaphor constitutes the wording of the formulary and that this ideology contributes to negative experiences of women in marriage relationships.

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