A inculturação cristã na pós-modernidade

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Abstract

The emergence of a new epoch, distinct from modernity, seems to be increasingly visible. Although much has already been written about this new mindset, it is still difficult to characterize, define and even name it. However, an emerging consensus around the term "postmodernism" can be noticed. Despite its enormous complexity, the post-modern culture can be characterized, it seems, by some dominant traits whose common denominator seems to be the enhancement of the autonomy of the subject. The impact on the various spheres of human culture is significant. Particularly in what concerns religious practice, it is interesting to note how the process of secularization is accompanied by a revival of interest in spirituality. In this context, acquires special relevance the task of trying to understand how the religious phenomenon, and in particular Christianity, is affected by the postmodern culture. In this sense, after presenting a brief genealogy of contemporary individualism and making a list of the main features of the postmodern mindset, we will seek to identify the main threats and opportunities which the present scenario has to offer to the Christian churches.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)55-79
Number of pages25
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Volume67
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Autonomy
  • Christianity
  • Dangers
  • Opportunities
  • Postmodernity

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