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STRAUSS, Pieter Johannes. The Church Order of 1962 of the Dutch Reformed Church: connected to the rest of life with a feeling for the whole of creation?. Koers (Online) [online]. 2018, vol.83, n.1, pp.1-12. ISSN 2304-8557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.19108/koers.83.1.2309.

The Church Order of 1962 was the first church order accepted by the new General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church. Apart from the fact that it tried to be an order according to Holy Scripture and the Three Formulas of Unity as reformed confessions of faith, it contains articles based on norms revealed outside the contact and cooperation of the church with the rest of life. Norms revealed out of the pattern of God's creation in which aspects created with an own character together with other such aspects, form an integrated whole. An aspect will lead a human act and use the core of other aspects to form norms for the act mentioned The Church Order of 1962 is investigated from article 1 till 70. The question in the title is answered in the affirmative. This Church order is connected to the rest of life and contains articles to confirm this

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