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The Gospels

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines whether “diakonia” is a suitable designation for the churches' responsibility to redeem the oppressed and the dispossessed. Related to that by reason of today's prevailing view ... More


The Latter-Day Servant Church

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Interest in the Greek word “diakonia” is largely attributable to an earlier emphasis on linguistic research in the study of the Bible. Since the 1930s, the great mass of lexical information suddenly ... More


The Movement for a Maya Christianity

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0029
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes the Catholic effort of inculturation, the attempt to develop a Catholic theology and church based upon Maya culture instead of the western imposed forms that presently exist. ... More


The Ordained Ministry of Priests and Deacons

Norman Doe

in The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The diaconate and the presbyterate are ministries of service: deacons and priests are treated theologically as called by God to work as servants and shepherds to the faithful. Legal arrangements in ... More


FutureChurch and the Fog of Reform

Peter McDonough

in The Catholic Labyrinth: Power, Apathy, and a Passion for Reform in the American Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199751181
eISBN:
9780199345076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751181.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapters looks at FutureChurch—and along the way Call to Action (CTA) as well as VOTF. All of these organizations challenge, to varying degrees, the doctrinal orthodoxy as well as the behavioral ... More


Diakonia Studies: Critical Issues in Ministry

John N. Collins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367573
eISBN:
9780199384617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367573.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

In these papers of the last twenty years, John N. Collins rounds out his engagement with issues stemming from his initial research of the 1970s into the nature of early Christian ministry. The first ... More


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


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