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Diakonia Studies: Critical Issues in Ministry

John N. Collins


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 group of three chapters provides historical background to semantic investigations into diakonia and illustrates the place widely accorded to this Greek term in contemporary ecclesiology. The next seven chapters, mostly from Collins’s earlier books Are All Christians Ministers? (1992) and Deacons and the Church (2002), describe uses Greeks made of diakonia and related terms in Classical and Hellenis ... More

Keywords: diakonia, ministry, diaconate, charism, ecumenism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199367573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John N. Collins, author
Yarra Theological Union