Course Memo

Inculturation is a work of justice and liberation by which Christian communities grow into the richness of their mature identity.  Vatican Council II and subsequent church documents underscore the importance of etho-cultural and racial diversity to the life of the church. Inculturation, and specifically liturgical inculturation, releases that potential, creating a wholeness and integrity – a true "catholicity” – within the people of God.  Course readings and visual resources draw on emergent theologies from around the globe, key church documents, and narratives of communities engaged in inculturated worship. Focus given to issues of globalization, justice, popular religion, women, as well as community resilience and sustainability, Discussion/reading will explore Asian, African, Latin American, Asian American, Latino, and African American perspectives and practices. Course intended for STL, MDiv, MTS and ThM students. [15 max enrollment]