Inculturation, Anthropology, and the Empirical Dimension of Evangelization

  title={Inculturation, Anthropology, and the Empirical Dimension of Evangelization},
  author={Vivencio O. Ballano},
Using anthropological and theological perspectives and secondary literature, this paper argues that the scientific study of culture by professional anthropologists and social scientists is an essential component in the Catholic Church’s mission of evangelization through inculturation. Inculturation, the process of inserting the Christian message in society, requires scientific discernment to know which cultural traits are compatible with or contrary to the Christian faith, requiring… 
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