Enculturation vs Inculturation - What's the difference?

enculturation | inculturation |


As nouns the difference between enculturation and inculturation

is that enculturation is the process by which an individual adopts the behaviour patterns of the culture in which he or she is immersed while inculturation is the adaptation of christian teachings in a non-christian culture.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

enculturation

Noun

  • the process by which an individual adopts the behaviour patterns of the culture in which he or she is immersed
  • Usage notes

    Some social scientists reverse the meanings of enculturation and acculturation. Primary socialization is sometimes called enculturation, while secondary socialization is sometimes called acculturation.

    inculturation

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia inculturation) (en noun)
  • The adaptation of Christian teachings in a non-Christian culture