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Die naam “Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk”

P.J. Strauss

Abstract


An investigation into the name of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) reveals that it is a reformed church in the Dutch tradition with the cultural side of it’s origin in the Netherlands. The acceptance of this name indicates that the DRC should never stop an internal, ongoing process of reformation. The fact that the DRC officially took the name is owned to it’s General Synod to which decisions over this kind of thing, is given. The name “Dutch Reformed” was thus accepted in 1962. Both the terms “reformed” and “Dutch” in connection with the DRC, has a history to which the present DRC still adds meaning.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v36i1.12
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