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Enkele opmerkings oor die wese van die kerk

G. M.M. Pelser
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 50, No 1/2 | a2558 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v50i1/2.2558 | © 1994 G. M.M. Pelser | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1994 | Published: 13 January 1994

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G. M.M. Pelser, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Some remarks on the nature of the church
This article is an endeavour, broadly based on the New Testament, to formulate by means of a number of theses with comments, what may be regarded as the most distinctive characteristics of the church. It represents a selection of traits taken from different New Testament documents, which show a preference for the Pauline understanding of the concept, as well as for the earlier over against later institutionalized versions of ecclesiastical self-understanding as expressed, for example, in the Pastorals.

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