Missiology has focused on various aspects of contextualization and the importance of salvation, but has not dealt extensively with the biblical concept of holiness. From a Wesleyan perspective this paper looks at holiness from the lens of contextualization. A biblical support of contextualization is presented. Then the cultural factors of values—the dynamics of shame, guilt, and fear are explored— and purity are examined as starting points to contextualize the holiness message. While holiness is ultimately about ethical life and relationships, the message must be built upon culturally understandable concepts.
Dean, Marcus W.
"A Wesleyan Missiological Perspective On Holiness Across Cultures,"
The Asbury Journal:
1, p. 160-175.
Available at: https://place.asburyseminary.edu/asburyjournal/vol73/iss1/9