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Bibil Identifier bibil:212662
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Kerkvorming en -ontwikkeling in die Nuwe-Testamentiese tydvak
Author Pelser, G.M.M.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language Afrikaans
Pages 1459-1485 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study considers the question as to how the church originated, in view of the fact that it was not founded or intended by Jesus, and examines how it developed during the course of time covered by the writings of the New Testament. It concludes firstly that the church did not originate as a single entity, but as different believing communities following the death of Jesus, secondly that the delay of the parousia resulted in the institutionalizing of the church and consequently, in the loss of what can be regarded as some of the basic and most important characteristics of the church, especially as far as Paul’s understanding is concerned. The study concludes with a list of what could be regarded as common features of the church as portrayed by most of the documents of the New Testament.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Church Unity
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