Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice sets out to address and answer three questions from the point of view of Christian theology: From where does theology speak? What are the mechanisms whereby cultures change? How might we conceive the relationship between the contemporary production of theological discourse and the transformation of cultures more generally? Drawing upon the work of epistemologists, cultural anthropologists and social scientists, the book argues that public acts of interpretation are involvements in renegotiating the future direction of cultural change. Although the study is conducted from one particular standpoint, that is, Christian theology, the observations and suggestions it makes regarding cultural transformation and the defense it makes of syncretism have more general application as well.