Pastoral Approach to Culture

Course Level: Intermediate

Course Summary

Faith is always expressed within a culture. One's culture shapes the way we understand and live the Church's beliefs and teachings. In order to effectively minister to people today it is important that the minister know and understand the culture of the people whom he or she is trying to serve. This course introduces ministers to the field of cultural studies and offers guidance to help the minister better serve the people in his or her community. On completing this course the minister will have a solid grounding in the language of cultural studies, an understanding of the Catholic Church's practice of missiology and inculturation, and a basic awareness of how to work effectively in various cultural settings. Becoming a part of a new culture "the process known as acculturation" takes years to master; this course provides a solid foundation upon which to build that understanding.

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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