Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSmit, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-20T13:10:16Z
dc.date.available2014-02-20T13:10:16Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationSmit, J. 2007. Die beroepsbrief in die Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika – ’n kontraktuele werksaanbod? In die Skriflig/In luce Verbi, 41(4):571-600. [http://www.inluceverbi.org.za]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1018-6441
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10090
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v41i4.321
dc.description.abstractIn the Schreuder case the court found that the letter of calling should be considered a legally valid letter of service. Therefore the relationship between a congregation and a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church is regulated by a contract of employ- ment. Consequently Labour Law applies to the position of this church’s ministers. In the court’s verdict on the Church of the Province case, the court found that a priest/minister of the Anglican Church does not enter into a legal binding contract of employment with the church. According to the court the rela- tionship between the Anglican Church and a priest/minister cannot be described as a contractual relationship, but rather a spiritual or religious agreement that is regulated by the canons of the church. Therefore the question should be asked: Is the letter of calling to a minister in the RCSA a contractual labour proposal by a local church? In this article it is argued that a letter of calling in the RCSA should not be considered a letter of service. In the light of Scripture, the confession and the church order the aim of the letter of calling is merely to inform a minister of a religious calling by the Lord. It is therefore suggested that the draft form of the letter of calling currently in use, should be adapted to avoid misunderstandings regarding the position and service of a minister in the RCSA.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.inluceverbi.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/viewFile/321/216
dc.language.isootheren_US
dc.publisherAOSISen_US
dc.titleDie beroepsbrief in die Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika – ’n kontraktuele werksaanbod?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10774084 - Smit, Johannes


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record