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The challenges facing the Dutch Reformed Churches in the South African liberal democracy

Motshine A. Sekhaulelo
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 1 | a3031 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i1.3031 | © 2016 Motshine A. Sekhaulelo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 31 August 2016

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Motshine A. Sekhaulelo, Department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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This article investigates the challenges facing the Dutch Reformed Churches in the SouthAfrican liberal democracy. It is premised on the fact that the Dutch Reformed Churches areconfronted with a new context that places the church in a position to continue its work ofbearing witness in the new dispensation. Part of this reflection involved seeking out theBiblical principles and guidelines that Christians would have to take into account in associationwith the new political order.


Challenge; Dutch Reformed Church; Democracy; Liberal


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