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Paul Collins

322 Ecclesiology The Praxis of Inculturation for Mission 323 The Praxis of Inculturation for Mission: Roberto de Nobili’s Example and Legacy PAUL M. COLLINS University of Chichester, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6PE Ecclesiology 3.3 (2007) 323–342 DOI: 10

David W. Scott

as alcohol. Hence, Methodists opposed opium in Singapore for the same reasons and in the same ways they opposed alcohol in the United States. Furthermore, this adaptation may be seen as an instance of the inculturation of morality, the process by which moral actions and messages associated with

David T. Ngong

essay argues that the major purpose for Christian theological construction has been to influence piety towards one direction or another. After making this case, the essay shall then inquire specifically into the direction toward which contemporary African theology of inculturation, which has now partly

Jean-Philippe Belleau

inculturation theology. This tale is contemporary and strikingly expresses the desire for a founding act, a rupture, a date and an event that would signal to missionaries the new, moral exigency to go physically and culturally towards indigenous communities and live with and as the Indians. It also projects

Jan H. Pranger

154 Jan H. Pranger CULTURE, ETHNICITY, AND INCULTURATION: Critical and Constructive Comments in Relation to Sri Lankan Contextual Theology* Introduction This article discusses the concept "inculturation" as it is used by theologians, ecumenists, and missiologists, from both a critical and

Simon Kofi Appiah

Introduction Inculturation is gaining major grounds in the consciousness of the Church in Africa, as in other places all over the world. In Africa, especially, theologians can no longer avoid to deliberate on the implications of inculturation for their local churches and the universal church

Arens, Edmund, Francis, Mark R., Grundmann, Christoffer H., Hoedemaker, Bert and Wolfinger, Franz

[German Version] I. Religious Studies – II. Systematic Theology – III. Liturgical Importance – IV. Missiology – V. Ecumenical Importance While the concept of inculturation is on the point of becoming a standard term in missiology (see IV below), the field of religious studies uses it to refer to

Jose Mario C. Francisco

hybridity has shed light on Christianity’s encounters with cultures and religious traditions. However, its focus on Asian Christian experience has also uncovered critical issues related to religious hybridity—the inherent struggle for and within inculturation and the nature of the borders of Christianity

James C. Okoye

64 James C. Okoye, CSSP INCULTURATION AND THEOLOGY IN AFRICA* Inculturation . The New Testament is hidden in the Old, the Old is made manifest in the New. The Old Testament acquires its full meaning in the New and in turn sheds light on it and explains it. It is not however in all respects

God’s Mission Challenges from the Otherness

Theological Reflections from the Context of Abya Yala

Roberto E. Zwetsch

the ‘other’? This article makes four methodological steps in an attempt to find an answer which is still in process: 1) missiological premises, 2) historical retrospective, 3) inculturation and interculturality as permanent challenges, 4) the challenge arising from ‘critical Pentecostal’ theology. The