In order to avoid this, we have to look first, through a process of inculturation
, for our own African identity.
Students of liturgy and missiology will find it invaluable for understanding the inculturation
of Christianity into the New World.
Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Belgium, another non-Jesuit, applauded the inculturation
triggered by the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), but also granted that the Vatican has reason to worry about a "shadow side."
Needless to say, both Protestants and Orthodox reject the legitimacy of this third stage of inculturation
, Protestants because of their exclusive allegiance to the biblical form of Christianity, and the Orthodox because their Tradition had solidified long before.
Finally, he stresses the creative qualities of evangelization in New Spain, which "was a laboratory in the inculturation
and contextualization of Christianity and its liturgy, a fascinating experiment whose effects linger to this day" (p.
It also warns that "inculturation
requires a necessary amount of time, lest in a hasty and incautious manner the authentic liturgical tradition suffer contamination."
All branches of theology in Africa have done and will continue doing work on inculturation
His perspectives are African theology: in search of a definition, and tracing its historical development to the contemporary state; from inculturation
toward contextualization: a prerogative for an authentic African Catholic theology; and Karl Adam's theological method as an inspiration for constructing a contextual theology.
It was good to read Mark MacDonald's column discussing inculturation
After the six-month centennial exhibit years ago, the vestments were permanently housed at the Monastery of the Transfiguration museum in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, where Gomez continued to grow the collection, sketching designs here and there, creating pieces in the last 19 years as part of his artistic expression, and in continuation of an advocacy of the Church called 'inculturation
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.