Date of Award


Document Type



Christian Studies

First Reader

Dr. Ray Franklin

Second Reader

Dr. Scott Jackson

Third Reader

Dr. David Caddell


The objective of this thesis is to further my own understanding of the meaning and process of contextualization, as well as utilizing what I learn in an attempt to perform contextualization myself. The topic of Koinonia was chosen because of its degree of importance within the Christian faith, its ability to be applicable to many different cultures, and my own desire to study and implement the subject. In order to better contextualize the topic, I would need to spend a decent amount of time within the specific culture into which I was interpreting. As such, Canada was settled upon because I was able to stay for an extended period of time due to being assigned there through the Hands-On program of the International Mission Board.

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Christianity Commons



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