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VAN WYK, Tanya. Being church in the saeculum today, Part 1: Unity through plurality.. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2012, vol.68, n.1, pp. 1-9. ISSN 2072-8050.

From a narrative theological perspective, the article tells the story of the church which has always been characterised by a tension between unity and plurality. The article illustrates that the root of the tension can be found in a binary mentality which traps the church in an endless labyrinth and keeps the it from being 'A Broad Place', a 'wide open space'. The article suggests that re-telling the church's grand narrative of the Trinity sustains the re-telling of the church's narrative in the changing environment of a secular society.

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