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This dissertation investigated the attitudes and perceptions of the students and faculty towards dance for religious events at Pacific Adventist University (PAU) in New Guinea. It aimed to help in leading a climate for change within PAU towards a model for contextualizing traditional dance for God's Kingdom ministry. A directed study of the biblical precedents regarding dance served as a foundation to the rationale of engaging in dance for worship. Some sources in Adventist Church theology on dance in relation to their relevance in the South Pacific was discussed. The role of traditional dance and how it influences worship music in the area was also studied.
Fuller Theological Seminary
contextualization, dance, gospel work, New Guinea, Pacific Adventist University, Seventh-day Adventist Church, worship
Missions and World Christianity
Jones, Jennifer Jean, "Dance and Contextualization in the South Pacific Islands - Encounters With Adventist Christian Faith" (2011). Human Subject Research Archive. 197.