As an African Christian I can say that inculturation
is not in conflict with globalization.
Conceived as a continuation of his earlier work City, Temple, Stage (2004), this study addresses the inculturation
in visual and material terms of Catholic sacraments and sacramentals into an Aztec worldview.
Themes of inculturation
and dialogue with Islam conclude his survey.
Mark Francis, superior of his order, advocated greater "inculturation
," meaning allowing worship to be shaped by the local cultures in which it is celebrated.
In any case, contemporary Orthodox and Catholics, unlike Protestants, recognize the success of this great work of inculturation
which took place in the first six or seven centuries of the Christian era.
Other paradigms documented are Mediating Salvation, Quest for Justice, Evangelization, Inculturation
I recommend David Power on the word as a focal point for inculturation
of sacrament, Gordon Lathrop's pointed assessment of ecumenism and liturgy, and Philippe Barras's impassioned description of pastoral liturgy as a form of ecclesiology.
He pays particular attention to the affinities between teoyoism (Mexica religion) and Catholicism in the use of metaphoric language and visual metaphor and the process of inculturation
that underlay the missionary endeavors in sixteenth-century Mexico.
GERWIN VAN LEE WEN, a Dutch missioner who promoted inculturation
of liturgy in India, has died of cardiac arrest in Bangalore, India.
An entirely new chapter at the end of IN 2000 is devoted to "Adaptations which are the competence of bishops and bishops' conferences." Its final paragraphs spell out norms for inculturation
, the adaptation of the Roman Rite to different cultures.
An Appendix of fifteen pages consists of an important document from a consultation in 1981 which gave rise to a series of seminars which produced the conferences included in the present collection: "Agenda for Future Planning, Study, and Research in Mission." It was this Agenda which identified proclamation, dialogue, inculturation
and liberation of the poor as the main activities of mission.
IS A MAJOR CONCERN in contemporary African Catholic theology.