The Heresy Hunter, that "antediluvian desperado who eats kittens for breakfast," has returned to the Catholic blogosphere with a post! TH2 condemns false ideas of inculturation, the notion that Catholic missionaries ought to allow pagan culture to supersede Christianity. He proposes instead "authentic inculturation:"
Read the whole thing here.One example of authentic inculturation was manifested in the missionary life of the aforementioned Jesuit Jean de Brébeuf. A skilled linguist, he learnt the Huron language when in Canada. He developed a grammar for it, writing the first dictionary of this language, even translating prayers. He assimilated into the Huron culture, understood its various customs, and so forth. But this type of inculturation, having conversion to Catholicism as the goal, is altogether unlike the à la carte inculturation at SFM, which has group hugs as its prime directive.