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  • n. The adaptation of Christian teachings in a non-Christian culture


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  • Thus they are, he went on, "a classic example of what today we call 'inculturation': each people must integrate the revealed message into their own culture and express the truths of salvation with their own language".

    Pope John Paul II

  • Cyril and Methodius are a classic example of what is today referred to with the term "inculturation": Each people should make the revealed message penetrate into their own culture, and express the salvific truth with their own language.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • All these controversial parodies have been tragically carried out in the name of "inculturation" and "interreligious dialogue".

    FABC to call for the use of Asian symbols, melodies and values at Mass

  • There was plenty of good "inculturation" in Asia before Vatican II.

    FABC to call for the use of Asian symbols, melodies and values at Mass

  • In a sense, I think the worry of the Holy Father was correct, especially in the matter of "inculturation" and "religious dialogue".

    More from Cardinal Arinze on inculturation and liturgical "updating"

  • This is what happens when "inculturation" is the order of the day.

    strange experience

  • This, it must be said, is a kind of inculturation infection which mixes Americanist notions with Catholicism as certainly and as reflexively as certain sects in Latin America mix old voodoo notions with the Faith.

    A Word on Nationalist Catholics

  • Father Ndegwa attributes the rapid growth of the church in Africa to what he calls "inculturation," incorporating some African traditions and practices, while celebrating Mass.

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2005

  • In the name of "inculturation," or integrating church rites with local customs, the silver-haired Piero Marini in 1998 accepted the request of local bishops to allow a troupe of scantily clad Pacific islanders in St. Peter's Basilica to honor the pope with a dance during the opening liturgy of the Synod for Oceania.

    The Seattle Times

  • It is regrettable that today the word "inculturation" is spoken in some Church quarters in whispers and muffled voice.

    Joseph S. O'Leary homepage


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