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Sosio-politieke interpretasie van die Dordtse leerreëls

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Niekerk, Rassie Cilliers, Andries Pretorius 2015-01-23T04:24:33Z 2015-01-23T04:24:33Z 1992-11
dc.identifier.citation Cilliers, Andries Pretorius (1992) Sosio-politieke interpretasie van die Dordtse leerreëls, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is an attempt at a contextual interpre­ tation of the Canons of Dordt, by means of an analysis of various models of historical reconstruction. The role of Protestant scholasticism is discussed, as well as the traditional Reformed interpretation of the historical context of the Synod of Dordt, and the liberal and Marxist interpretations. It is argued that the Reformed idea of theocracy provides the best model for understanding the context of the Canons. A philosophical, sociological and historical analysis of this idea, as it is expressed in the Belgic Confession, Article 36, renders the conclusion that it is the self-legitimation of the church that is very problematical in this regard. This self-legitimation is intensified in the Canons. In the historical context this meant that the Canons provided the church and the government with a legitimation of authoritarian rule. This legitimation served to unite various political and economical interests in opposition to peace with Spain. en
dc.language.iso af af
dc.subject.ddc 238.42
dc.subject.lcsh Reformed Church -- Creeds en
dc.subject.lcsh Reformed Church -- Doctrines en
dc.subject.lcsh Creeds -- History and criticism en
dc.title Sosio-politieke interpretasie van die Dordtse leerreëls af
dc.title.alternative A socio-political interpretation of the Canons of Dordt en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology M. Th. (Sistematiese Teologie)

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