1The gradual acquisition of the characteristics and norms of a culture or group by a person, another culture, etc.
- They define themselves through the processes of socialization and enculturation characteristics of their disciplinary areas.
- Another important point is the enculturation (a slow absorption of norms and cultural practices) of newcomers.
- It might be innate and modularised, learned individually, or acquired through a process of enculturation.
1.1The adaptation of Christian liturgy to a non-Christian cultural background.
- I don't know if the Pope would approve of the slaughter of the cow, although it might be covered under the rubric of ‘the enculturation of the gospel.’
- Allen is worried by the alien character of much in the young churches and is concerned that real enculturation has yet to take place.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of enculturation in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.