Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

William Schumacher

Scripture References in this Resource

2 Corinthians 8:1–5; Romans 4:15; Romans 1:18; Romans 3:19–20; John 16:8; Jeremiah 23:29; Mark 1:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38–39; Ephesians 5:11–12; Proverbs 22:6; 2 Corinthians 8:3


Kollie, Edward M. “History of Lutheranism in Liberia.” Master of Arts Thesis, Concordia Seminary, 2020. 68pp.

This thesis presents a study of the society within which the church exists, how it was initiated by missionaries, including a historical analysis of the impact the mission status had on the Lutheran churches in Liberia. This thesis, in line with other scholars, points out ways mission churches established in Liberia were wholly dependent on their mission partners for support, propagation, and governing. The conclusions drawn lead to suggestions for ways the church may be able to graduate from the dependent status to viewing donations from mission partners as an added advantage. In addition, it shows the ways the local church needs to be involved fully, so that they will bring in things that are culturally appropriate and Biblically sound in the life of the church that will help them feel the church is within their context. Through thorough research, this thesis presents a description of mission-established Lutheran churches in Liberia, followed by an analysis of these mission-established churches. This research results in an interpretation of what it means to be a mission church and what it means for a church to be independent of her mission partner.

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