Defining syncretism: An interim report

Schreiter, Robert J.
April 1993
International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Apr93, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p50
Academic Journal
Discusses the issues pertaining to the controversy created by syncretism and explains the meaning of it in the Christian point of view. Discussion of syncretism in the light of its role in the development of a response to the Gospel; Three factors necessary in redefining syncretism; Implications on the considerable change within Christianity; Methodological steps in the redefinition of syncretism.


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