Dutch Reformed, adjectival phrase

Of or pertaining to the main-stream Afrikaans Calvinist churches; DR; Reformed. See also Dutch Church (Dutch adjective sense 2).
The family of Dutch Reformed churches consists of the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (see NGK sense 1) and its associated churches, the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk (Dutch Reformed Mission Church, see Sendingkerk), the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa, see NGK sense 2), and the Reformed Church of Africa (formerly the Indian Reformed Church), as well as the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk in Afrika (see Hervormde) and the Gereformeerde Kerk in Suid-Afrika (see Gereformeerde). The term ‘Dutch Reformed Church’ is most often used to refer to the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk. During 1994 the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk and the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika amalgamated to form the United Reform Church of Southern Africa. See also DRC.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 75Mr. Murray..is of the Church of Scotland, which in doctrine and discipline corresponds almost entirely with the Dutch Reformed communion.
1847 A Bengali Notes on Cape of G.H. p.viiThe entrance to the Paarl valley is pretty. There are two churches, the London Mission, and the Dutch Reformed or Calvinistic.
1856 R.E.E. Wilmot Diary (1984) 126Which of all the sects then will the Kaffirs choose? I imagine this Dutch Reformed, which never allows a member out of sight or ken.
1899 B. Mitford Weird of Deadly Hollow 222The doctor returned thanks and toasted the Dutch Reformed minister, whose flock being of Barabastadt was, he was sure, the most upright and liberal in the whole colony.
1926 P.W. Laidler Tavern of Ocean 25No adherent of any religion other than the Dutch Reformed was to be admitted on any account, and any suspect was to be reported to the Fiscal immediately.
1964 J. Meintjes Manor House 44‘For all the preaching you do at me,’ Rina sniffed, ‘you’ll make an excellent Dutch Reformed minister.’
1973 J. Cowden For Love 28Potgieter, unable to persuade Dutch Reformed churchmen to accompany him over ‘the formidable barrier’, asked the Rev. Archbell to be his official chaplain.
1980 E. Joubert Long Journey of Poppie Nongena 48Ouma sent us to the Dutch Reformed Mission school where the coloured children went.
1982 C. Hope Private Parts 15‘What religion are you?’ ‘Dutch Reformed.’ ‘I’m glad.’
1988 J. Deacon in S. Afr. Panorama May 44Dutch Reformed parsons would visit the Hell twice a year to conduct weddings and baptisms.
1988 K. Brynard in Star 28 May 11There was..an idyllic vision of a political solution (to the black problem) through separate development, morally boosted by the Dutch Reformed churches.
Of or pertaining to the main-stream Afrikaans Calvinist churches; DR; Reformed.
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