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dc.contributor.authorLeo J. Koffeman
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T13:06:43Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T13:06:43Z
dc.date.created2017-09-29 00:20
dc.date.issued2015-03-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:1580ea10455841358d3922d743a2aaaf
dc.identifier0259-9422
dc.identifier2072-8050
dc.identifier10.4102/hts.v71i3.2875
dc.identifierhttps://doaj.org/article/1580ea10455841358d3922d743a2aaaf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/19112
dc.description.abstract<p>With a view to the theme of church renewal, this article explores the role of a well-known and popular phrase in the Reformed tradition within Protestantism, that is, <em>ecclesia reformata semper reformand</em>a [‘the reformed church should always be reformed’]. Is this a helpful slogan when considering the possibilities and the limitations of church renewal? Firstly, the historical background of this phrase is described: it is rooted in the Dutch Reformed tradition, and only in the 20th century it was widely recognised in Reformed circles. Against this background the hermeneutical problem, linked with the principle of <em>sola Scriptura</em>, is presented, and put into an ecumenical ecclesiological perspective: the church is grounded in the gospel. Finally, the article focuses on church polity as an important field of renewal, taking into account Karl Barth’s interpretation of this phrase. From this perspective, a balanced and ecumenical approach of church renewal is possible.</p>
dc.languageAF
dc.languageEN
dc.languageNL
dc.publisherAOSIS
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dc.sourceHTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies , Vol 71, Iss 3, Pp e1-e5 (2015)
dc.subjectThe Bible
dc.subjectBS1-2970
dc.subjectPractical Theology
dc.subjectBV1-5099
dc.title‘<i>Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda</i>’ Church renewal from a Reformed perspective
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