Abstract / DOI
Crossing Cultural and Political Borders: Early Modern Missionaries. The protagonists of the early modern oversea mission led by the Catholic church were frontier commuters in many ways. In theology, their confrontation with foreign cultures should raise awareness of the relationship between the Gospel and culture in a new and lasting fashion. The mission concepts which were developed in this context as well as their correlating concepts and models of culture did soon reach their limits of practicability and acceptance, especially by the objects of their missionary attempts. This article offers historical examples of success and failure of exploring the limits of the term inculturation.