HOW CHRISTIANITY COOPTS ITS CONTRADICTIONS
- Inculturation and syncretism: What is the real issue? Schineller, Peter // International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Apr92, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p50
Focuses on criteria by which to distinguish adequate and valid inculturation from inadequate and invalid attempts at inculturation as the crucial issue in syncretism. Meanings of syncretism; Examples of syncretism; Attitudes needed for successful inculturation.
- From the Editor. Enns, Marlene // Common Ground Journal;Apr2009, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p8
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the author discusses an article on contextualizing leadership by Marcus Dean, African theology by Faustin Ntamushobora, and the book review "The New Paradigm in Ministry Education," by Bernard J. O'Connor.
- That old-time religion, it's good enough for me. Edwards, Melvin // National Minority Politics;Aug94, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p37
Describes the author's preference for Christianity. Negative cultural consequences of a decline in the practice of religion; Reflections about growing up with the standard of religious principles and traditions of older generations; Conservative values.
- Finding Our Own Voice: The Reinterpreting of Christianity by Oceanian Theologians. Forman, Charles W. // International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Jul2005, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p115
Looking back at the whole field,it is clear that what we have seen is a major reinterpretation of Christianity moving along two lines. Along one line we have seen the creation of a much more socially responsible and socially critical Christianity. The established churches in the past were...
- Jesus Imandars and Christ Bhaktas: Report from Two Field Studies of Interreligious Hermeneutics and Identity in Globalized Christianity. J�rgensen, Jonas Adelin // International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Oct2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p171
The article presents the result of the two field studies which assess the issues of contextualization and syncretism among Christians in a Muslim society in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Hindu society in Chennai, India. The study found that the utilization of interreligious hermeneutics plays an...
- The Present Decline of Liberal Culture. GRAY, RAYMOND J. // America;1/21/1928, Vol. 38 Issue 15, p361
The article presents the author's comments on the decline of liberal culture among Christians in the U.S. According to the author, Christianity is breaking down in the U.S., and this downfall of religion has resulted in a havoc. The author says that this break-up of Christianity in the U.S. has...
- "Where All Belong:" Religion and the Fight for LGBT Equality in Alabama. Redman, Daniel // Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2006, Vol. 21, p195
The article provides an overview of the legal and political terrain faced by LGBT in Alabama and the influence that conservative Christianity has played in shaping it. It explores the ways in which Christianity pervades Alabama's culture and the parallel institutions and individuals that have...
- Key Characteristics of Mexican Spirituality. Méndez, Dinorah B. // Transformation (02653788);Jul2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p206
Mexicoâ€™s religious context is diverse and complex because of its mestizo origin. The popular religiosity predominant in the country is considered a religious syncretism characterised by some salient and frequent aspects: Sense of ritual, mysticism, sacrifice, festivity and community....
- A historic gamble. Owen, Robert // Report / Newsmagazine (National Edition);3/4/2002, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p48
Discusses the proposed 20-volume history series 'The Christians,' from the Christian Millennial History Project Inc. Aim of the project to identify Christianity's contributions to modern culture; Review of the first book in the series 'The Christians: The Veil Is Torn.'