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Die Nederduitsch Hervormde Sustersvereniging (NHSV) in 'n postmoderne samelewing

Elsabé Kloppers
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 59, No 2 | a653 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v59i2.653 | © 2003 Elsabé Kloppers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 October 2003 | Published: 27 October 2003

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Elsabé Kloppers, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa

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The Nederduitsch Hervormde Sustersvereniging in a postmodern society

In this article the women's society of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk is discussed and the character of the society is related to certain aspects of postmodernism. It is argued that in many respects, the women's society is postmodern in a positive sense: it is flexible, spontaneous and genuine; communication is on an equal, non-authoritarian level; it is not concerned with positions of power, but with people in need – with the marginalized; it is concerned with doing, that is, visual proclamation through deeds. It uses many modes of postmodern communication, such as images and imagination, and has a corporate image that communicates the vision and mission of the society in a visual way. The conclusion is that it is not the specific problems of a certain age that are important, but the way in which these problems are addressed. Through the ages, women have had the unique ability of addressing problems and shaping an age.


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