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Ties that Bind: Deacons Today in the Grip of Yesteryear

John N. Collins

in Diakonia Studies: Critical Issues in Ministry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367573
eISBN:
9780199384617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367573.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

A servant paradigm has controlled the basic understanding of the diaconate across denominational lines in modern times. This paradigm has determined much of what is expected of deacons in churches ... More


From διακονία to Diakonia Today: Historical Aspects of Interpretation

John N. Collins

in Diakonia Studies: Critical Issues in Ministry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367573
eISBN:
9780199384617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367573.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Since Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526, churches have experienced the impact of translation upon the diaconate. The diaconate of charity recognized by sixteenth-century Reformers failed to flourish ... More


Re-interpreting Diakonia in Germany: Anni Hentschel’s Diakonia im Neuen Testament

John N. Collins

in Diakonia Studies: Critical Issues in Ministry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367573
eISBN:
9780199384617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367573.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Anni Hentschel developed her 2007 semantic study on diakonia with a view to clarifying the role of early Christian women. In discarding the understanding of diakonia as lowly service of a ... More


The Problem with Values Carried by Diakonia/Diakonie in Recent Church Documents

John N. Collins

in Diakonia Studies: Critical Issues in Ministry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367573
eISBN:
9780199384617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367573.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Since Vatican II, diakonia has been commonplace in theology as a term for loving Christian service. The usage derives from largely German Protestant scholarship of the 1930s and was widely ... More


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