The relationship between church and state in a democracy with guaranteed freedom of religion
Keywords:freedom of religion, church and state
AbstractThe article is about the relationship between church and state in a country, like South Africa where there is guaranteed freedom of religion. It is suggested that the answer must be sought through the guidelines of the Kingdom of God, the church as a unique entity amongst others within the kingdom and the state as a servant of God. The idea put forward by John Hiemstra of society consisting of a principled plurality of complementary, overlapping and mutual interdependent institutions and associations, a plurality of directions and a contextual plurality are explored as helpful in finding a answer to the question posed.
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