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How Ancient Greeks Thought of Diakonia

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/9780199367573.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Much modern writing on ministry rests on a fanciful story about why early Christians introduced Greek terms like diakonia into their narratives and discourses. We are told that they sought to ... More


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