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enculturation

(ɛnˌkʌltʃʊˈreɪʃən)
n
(Sociology) another word for socialization
enculturative adj

enculturation

the process by which a person adapts to and assimilates the culture in which he lives.
See also: Society
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enculturation - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
cultivation - socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners; "her cultivation was remarkable"
bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, rearing, upbringing, breeding, raising - helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
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demonstrates the vital influence of Vatican II in promoting the development of African theology, particularly in three areas: inculturation, liturgy, and Bible study.
The Asian bishops have called for an approach to evangelization that starts with an acknowledgment of "Asian realities," including poverty, the need for inculturation and dialogue, and the status of Catholics as minority voices in most.
Thus the author demonstrates that when one examines intercultural communication in this context, it is important to view "Church as Communication" and "Church Between Cultures"-including contextualization, inculturation, intercultural theology, dialogue, and pastoral implications.
Canonical Marriage Preparation in the Igbo Tradition in the Light of Canon 1063 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law: Canonical Norms and Inculturation
Hunt, The Gospel among the Nations: A Documentary History of Inculturation.
Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980.
Plain and simple, this is inculturation gone haywire.
Although Ingraffia recognizes "modern rationalism" (237) as a form of inculturation in theology, he, like Jacobs, still prefers it as an intellectual mode.
It is from this context that the task of inculturation emerges, and it may easily be perceived that any attempt to redress the balance of cultural expression can itself potentially become subject to the pitfall of commodification.
I don't mean they should assimilate indiscriminately, but there has to be good inculturation.
Plain and simply, this is inculturation gone haywire.
Mapping the Catholic Cultural Landscape (Fossey & Miller, 2004) is a series of essays compiled "to explore the inculturation of the Catholic faith within a global perspective" (p.