Die lang pad van bekering. Deel 2. Die verval van die kategumenaat in ’n staatskerk.
Keywords:Catechumenate, Liturgy, Middle Ages
AbstractIn this second part of our series on the catechumenate we will be giving an historical overview concerning the so-called golden age of the catechumenate, as well as its demise in a state church. The diachronical line from part 1 is taken up from 312 and untill just before the Reformation period. Such a diachronic overview will help to highlight the (dis)continuity of this practice in different contexts. This survey sheds light on the changes that set in over time and the reasons for these changes. Such an understanding is important to understand our current ritual-didactic practices with regards to teaching, mission and ethics. The article concludes once again with some route markers that will attempt to point out both positive and negative developments regarding the catechumenate in this period.
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