Definition of koinonia in English:


Line breaks: koi|no¦nia
Pronunciation: /kɔɪˈnəʊnɪə


[mass noun] Theology
  • Christian fellowship or communion, with God or, more commonly, with fellow Christians.
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    • It is important in our time creatively to unfold the essential aim of the church, understood as koinonia.
    • It's a kind of high doctrine of humanity that is the foundation of the notion of koinonia and belonging together.
    • Those who are in koinonia are in fellowship with Christ, the Spirit, one another, and with the work and suffering of the gospel.


early 20th century: from Greek koinōnia 'fellowship'.

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