oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The political structures of the future and the mission of the church
|Article Title||The political structures of the future and the mission of the church|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Missionary of the Dutch Reformed Church, Transkei and Eastern Cape Province|
|Publication Date||Aug 1974|
|Pages||97 - 109|
|Keyword(s)||""Neutral religion"", Autochthonic, God-ordained boundary, Human survival, Inter-related human instutions, Messianism, Racial legislation, Responsibility, Socio-economic planning, State-absolutism and Traditional democracies|
The modern state is characterised by its ability, through science, technology and monetary control, progressively to go beyond its traditional role, and to legislate increasingly in the economic, social, educational and cultural fields. The emergence of the omni-competent state is almost universally taken for granted as one of the necessary phenomena of the modern world.
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