Human dignity and church re-unification in the family of the Dutch Reformed Churches
CITATION: Mahokoto, S. 2010. Human dignity and church re-unification in the family of the Dutch Reformed Churches. Scriptura, 104:306-313, doi:10.7833/104-0-172.
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In this article church re-unification is developed as an instrument that can contribute to the restoration and better understanding of violated human dignity The argument is based on three central concepts used by the World Council of Churches in its debates on church unity, namely ‘costly unity’, ‘costly commitment’ and ‘costly obedience’. It is argued that both human dignity and church unity are costly as it cannot be earned, but should be realized in relationship with God and fellow human beings.