Inculturation vs Syncretism - What's the difference?

inculturation | syncretism |


As nouns the difference between inculturation and syncretism

is that inculturation is the adaptation of christian teachings in a non-christian culture while syncretism is the reconciliation or fusion of different systems or beliefs (or the attempt at such fusion).

inculturation

English

Noun

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

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia syncretism) (en noun)
  • The reconciliation or fusion of different systems or beliefs (or the attempt at such fusion).
  • (linguistics) The fusion of different inflexional forms.