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Diakonia studies : critical issues in ministry

Author: John N Collins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York City : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Diakonia Studies closes the account on John N. Collins's 40 years of involvement in groundbreaking linguistic research and argumentation concerning the nature and functioning of Christian ministry. Dispute has swirled around the Greek term diakonia for 50 years. Once seen as enshrining the New Testament value of loving Christian service-what Jerome Murphy-O'Connor called "one of the dogmas of New Testament  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John N Collins
ISBN: 9780199367573 0199367574
OCLC Number: 869266806
Description: xiv, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: From diakonia to diakonia today: historical aspects of interpretation --
Re-interpreting diakonia in Germany: Anni Hentschel's Diakonia im Neuen Testament --
The problem with values carried by diakonia/diakonie in recent church documents --
How ancient Greeks thought of diakonia --
Diakonia in the teaching of Jesus --
The mediatorial role of Paul as minister/diakonos --
Ministry as office --
Ministry among gifts --
Paul, delegate to Jerusalem --
The diakonia of the seven --
Theology of ministry in the twentieth century: ongoing problems or new orientations? --
Ordained and other ministries: making a difference --
Fitting lay ministries into a theology of ministry --
Ties that bind: deacons today in the grip of yesteryear.
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This book is the result of a lifelong study of diakonia and its cognates. Collins shines fresh light on the pivotal theme of church offices in early Christian communities: a theme that has Read more...

 
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