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enculturation

(ĕn-kŭl′tū-rā′shŭn)
The adjustment of a person to the norms and values of his community.
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It was in the post-independence period of Africa that the concern of inculturation was brought to the fore.
In that sense, Taft implied, the Vatican is correct to insist that "inculturation" is not a one-way street.
Inculturation, in its most basic sense, implies the attempt to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in any human situation.
In the 1950s to the '60s, music inculturation started to happen, with Filipino hymns, and later the local dialects.
In addition, the author discusses several viewpoints of the intercultural dimension of inculturation. The discussion is multi-layered because it may be seen as similar to evangelization, in that, it "is called to bring the power of the Gospel into the very heart of culture and cultures" (p.
Nwaigwe's volume aims to find a way to bring together the canonical preparation of marriage (1983 Code) and the Igbo traditional preparation of marriage together in a process of inculturation that will be meaningful without the Igbo losing their Igbo identify and their Christian doctrine.
He taught his people about Jesus as the "ratu adil" (just king) and the "panutun" (exemplary figure) as an example of inculturation of the gospel as well as the disassociation.
World Christianity has become a global reality, advocating God's mission as translation or inculturation in the act of new interpretation concerning biblical narrative in diverse cultures and religions.
Over the decades, inculturation has retained its primary theological meaning: "the incarnation of the message of Jesus Christ about the coming of the kingdom of God into a human culture" (Quack 1993, 4).
Cunningham thus shows how biblical theology resembles and speaks to some of the deep concerns of deconstruction--a positive move that inculturation studies would support.
It takes a special temerity for such a person to explain "Christian inculturation" in India.
I don't mean they should assimilate indiscriminately, but there has to be good inculturation. I think Catholics can help them assimilate into the culture with discretion.