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Title: Good News for Every Nation via Inculturation
Author(s): HILLMAN, Eugene
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 25    Issue: 4   Date: winter 2000   
Pages: 336-347
DOI: 10.2143/LS.25.4.900

Abstract :
The nations (gentes) to whom the Christian community is divinely sent, and among whom it is supposed to become incarnate through faithfulness to the missionary principle of inculturation, are not the world's politically constructed nation-states as such. They are, rather, the multitude of indigenous ethno-cultural nations, sometimes still called 'tribes,' enclosed within the boundaries of politically constructed nation-states. This view of missionary activity has far-reaching social, cultural, ethical, theological and ecclesial implications.

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