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Control, secede, vested rights and ecclesiological property

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dc.contributor.author Plaatjies Van Huffel, Mary-Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-29T13:12:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-29T13:12:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol 37, no 2, pp 173-188 en
dc.identifier.issn 10170499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5126
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract In this article I argue that the Church has a strategic responsibility for property and finance. Three modes of ecclesiastical property exist, for example movables, offerings and funded property. Parallel to the possession of property, although distinguishable from it, is the right of the Church to receive offerings from the faithful for its own maintenance. In this article I will reflect on the fact that the law in apartheid South Africa required different procedures for the Dutch Reformed Mission Church and the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa regarding property and finances. Attention will be given to the principles in ecclesiastical law and common law with regard to ecclesiastical property. Secondly, attention will be given to who has the right to control ecclesiastical property, as well as to the quest of vested rights in the case of schism, unification and dissolution. Lastly, I propose that ecclesiastical property and financial matters require basic knowledge of ecclesiastical law and common law. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.title Control, secede, vested rights and ecclesiological property en
dc.type Article en


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