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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

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STRAUSS, Piet. Church polity in a changing South Africa: a study of two Reformed churches. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2013, vol.39, n.1. ISSN 2412-4265.

For both the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) and the Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA) the biggest changes in a changing South Africa have been not so much internally as within the South African society. Officially these changes really started after the first general elections in 1994. In this process a new constitution was adopted and finalised in 1996, a non-racial, non-sexist constitution based on human rights as seen from a "religiously neutral" and humanistic point of view. These changes had a visible effect on the DRC, but less so on the RCSA.

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