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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITYUnderstanding Intercultural CommunicationA Book Application PaperSubmitted to Dr. CunninghamIn partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion ofGLST 650Intercultural Communication and EngagementbyJuly 2, 2019
Book Summary“Understanding Intercultural Communication” is a very detailed work written by StellaTing-Toomey and Leva C. Chung in which they seek to increase the “knowledge and skills aboutintercultural communication” for those who desire to grow.1The book is broken into three mainsections each of which builds upon the previous section.2Section one “lays the foundationalframeworks and concepts of intercultural communication.”3Section two “emphasizes the processof intercultural communication.”4The third or final section “focuses on intercultural-interpersonal relationship development in contexts.”5The writer of this paper believes Ting-Toomey and Chung accomplished their goal.Book ApplicationIn seeking to apply different ideas from the text to a current or future ministry context,the writer chose to think about these things in a future pastoral ministry. Each Church has aculture, and it is beneficial for any pastor to be prepared to communicate in that culture. Everysection of Ting-Toomey and Chung’s work is applicable, but five general truths or ideas wereselected, each of which will be examined.Analyzing Cultural Value Dimensions: IdentityIn chapter three of Ting-Toomey and Chung’s work, they look at analyzing cultural valuedimensions. One particular value dimension they point out is that of identity or“individualism/collectivism.”6They note:1Stella Ting-Toomey and Leeva C. Chung,Understanding Intercultural Communication(Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, 2011), xi.

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Spring
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Chang
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Skill, Intercultural communication principles, Leeva C Chung

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