From moral authority to insignificant minority The precarious state of the Dutch Reformed Church in a post-apartheid South Africa

Authors

  • PF Theron

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/ngtt.2007.v48n1.a20

Keywords:

MoralismPolitical Theology, Puritanism, Puritanisme, sacred, Secular,

Abstract

This article focuses on the transformation of the “dearly beloved church” of the Afrikaners from a formerly mighty social institution in the “old” South Africa, to just another minority group in the “new”. It is argued that the reformed tradition is in need of a “political theology” in which the church’s message of the cross is not compromised in search of social glory and political power.

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Published

2007-06-30

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Articles • Artikels