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HTS Theological Studies

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Abstract

DU PLOOY, Andries. 'n Kritiese analise van die begrip ratifikasie volgens die Gereformeerde Kerkreg. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2008, vol.64, n.1, pp. 415-428. ISSN 0259-9422.

A critical analysis of the concept ratification according to Reformed church polity This article reflects critically on the view that local churches should in a separate act, after major assemblies have taken their resolutions, ratify the decisions before it could be regarded as valid and binding. Attention is given to the following aspects: The meaning of expressions such as ratum facere and ratum habere in law and church polity; perspectives from the Reformational approach on issues such as the authority of decisions of major assemblies and a critical evaluation of the arguments of protagonists in favour of ecclesiastical ratification.

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