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Evangelization and cultures: Essay on the History and Anthropology of a Missionary Pedagogy from the 1st to the 20th Century

Abstract : In the course of our research, we have asked ourselves how missionaries have evangelized the peoples over twenty centuries of history. Did they share no method, no instructions to apply? The discovery of missionary boards and treaties, proposing evangelizing advice, brought a new perspective to the beginning of answer. However, the comparison of these texts revealed the existence of a two-step pedagogy: integration of the missionary in the culture, and the establishment of a pastoral inculturation. This essay attempts to retrace the formation of this pedagogy. through twenty centuries, starting with the Apostle Paul and continuing with based on various treatises on evangelization. In 1659, theorized by Fide's propaganda instructions, it will be recommended by many popes at the beginning of the 20th century. In the preface, Claude Prudhomme, explains that "From the the first apostolic preaching, the first apostolic preaching, is set in motion. inculturation logic that is not simply a clever adaptation to host societies, but an effort to think the Christian message from and through multiple cultures. And if the concept of inculturation has imposed itself only in the last third of the XXth century, it reports on an a concern that runs through the history of missions. »
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Yannick Essertel. Evangelization and cultures: Essay on the History and Anthropology of a Missionary Pedagogy from the 1st to the 20th Century. Éditions du Cerf, 533 p., 2021, Cerf Patrimoines, 978-2-204-14400-1. ⟨hal-03153164⟩

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