Resources

A Selected Bibliography

“A Plan to Restore the Diaconate in the Anglican Church of Canada”, Committee on Ministry, Anglican Church of Canada, 1989.

Anglican-Lutheran International Commission, Anglican Consultative Council, and Lutheran World Federation. The Diaconate As Ecumenical Opportunity : The Hanover Report of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission. London: Published for the Anglican Consultative Council and the Lutheran World Federation by Anglican Communion Pub, 1996.

Barnett, James M. The Diaconate: A Full and Equal Order.  New York: Seabury Press, 1981.

Blyth, Myra, Wendy S Robins, and World Council of Churches. Programme Unit IV, Sharing and Service. No Boundaries to Compassion? : An Exploration of Women, Gender and Diakonia. Geneva: WCC, 1988.

Böttcher Reinhard, and Lutheran World Federation. Prophetic Diakonia : “for the Healing of the World” : Report. Geneva, Switzerland: Lutheran World Federation, 2003.

Brown, Rosalind. Being a Deacon Today : Exploring a Distinctive Ministry in the Church and in the World. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Pub, 2005.

Campos, Gail.  History of Diaconal Ministry in the United Church of Canada.  Committee on Diaconal Ministry, Toronto: 1991.

Clark, David. Breaking the Mould of Christendom : Kingdom Community, Diaconal Church and the Liberation of the Laity. London: Epworth, 2005.

Clark, David. Building Kingdom Communities with the Diaconate As a New Order of Mission. Peterborough: FastPrint Publishing, 2016.

Collins, John N. Diakonia : Re-Interpreting the Ancient Resources. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Collins, John N. Deacons and the Church : Making Connections between Old and New. Leomister, Herefordshire: Gracewing, 2002.

Commission on Inter-Church Aid, Refugee and World Service. Contemporary Understandings of Diakonia : Report of a Consultation, Geneva, Switzerland 22-26 November, 1982. Geneva: Commission on Inter-Church Aid, Refugee and World Service, World Council of Churches, 1983.

Craighill, Peyton G, and Symposium on Diaconal Ministry (1992 : Philadelphia, Pa.). Diaconal Ministry, Past, Present & Future : Essays from the Philadelphia Symposium, 1992. Providence, R.I.: North American Association for the Diaconate, 1994.

Crain, Margaret Ann, Jack L Seymour, Jimmy Carr, and García Joaquín. A Deacon’s Heart : The New United Methodist Diaconate. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2001.

Crawford, Morag. A Story to Tell : The Diaconate : 125 Years of Diaconal Ministry in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Diaconate Council of the Church of Scotland, 2013.

Cummings, Owen F, William T Ditewig, and Richard R Gaillardetz. Theology of the Diaconate : The State of the Question : The National Association of Diaconate Directors Keynote Addresses, 2004. New York: Paulist Press, 2005.

Davis, Joyce. From the Bottom Up : A Story of Collegial Leadership : Celebrating 100 Years of Service by the Order of Diaconal Ministries in the the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Johnstown, ON: Presbyterian Church of Canada, 2011.

Diakonia : Challenge and Response. New York?: DIAKONIA Foundation, World Federation of Diaconal Associations and Diaconal Communities, 1996.

DOTAC Conference (1999 : Brazil), and Edwin F Hallenbeck. Diakonia–Prophetic Praxis–Agir : The Dotac Conference Brasil 1999. Providence, R.I.: North American Association for the Diaconate, 2002.

Epting, Susanne Watson. Unexpected Consequences : The Diaconate Renewed. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2015.

Felgentreff, Ruth. DIAKONIA: From Utrecht to Bethel 1946-1975.  Published on behalf of the World Federation of Deaconess Associations for the DEACONIA Conference in Bethel, 1975.

Gurney, Robin, and World Council of Churches. The Face of Pain and Hope : Stories of Diakonia in Europe. Geneva: WCC Publications, 1995.

Hall, Christine, ed. The Deacon’s Ministry.  Herefordshire: Gracewing, Fowler Wright Books, 1992.

Hartley, Benjamin L, and Paul E Van Buren. The Deacon : Ministry through Words of Faith and Acts of Love. Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist Church, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Division of Ordained Ministry, Section of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries, 1999.

Heuer, Kay and Teresa Jones.  “Diaconal Ministry as a Feminist Model of Ministry” in Gertrude Lebans, ed. Gathered By The River: Reflections and Essays of Women Doing Ministry.  Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1994.

Johnson, Earl S. The Presbyterian Deacon : An Essential Guide. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Geneva Press, 2002.

Keller, Rosemary S., Gerald F. Moede, Mary Elizabeth Moore.  Called to Serve: The United Methodist Diaconate.  Nashville: United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 1987.

Larson, Duane H. From Word and Sacrament : A Renewed Vision for Diaconal Ministry. Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1999.

Mar Gregorios, Paulos.  The Meaning and Nature of Diakonia.  Geneva: WCC Publications, 1988.

McKee, Elsie Anne. Diakonia in the Classical Reformed Tradition and Today.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989.

Murray, Bertil, and Rönnblom Rose-Marie. Diaconal Challenges : A Material for Reflection. Uppsala: Diocese of Uppsala, Church of Sweden, 1999.

Olson, Jeannine E. One Ministry Many Roles : Deacons and Deaconesses through the Centuries. Concordia Scholarship Today. St. Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 1992.

Paulos, Gregorios. The Meaning and Nature of Diakonia. Risk Book Series, No. 38. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1988.

Plater, Ormonde. Many Servants : An Introduction to Deacons. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 1991.

Plater, Ormonde. Deacons in the Liturgy. 2nd ed. New York: Church Pub, 2009.

Rohr, Richard, Thomas C Welch, and National Association of Diaconate Directors. Convention (2001 : Tempe, Ariz.). Called, Formed, Sent. Rockford, IL: National Association of Diaconate Directors, 2002.

Strauch, Alexander. The New Testament Deacon : The Church’s Minister of Mercy. Littleton, Colo.: Lewis and Roth, 1992.

United Church of Canada. Division of Ministry Personnel and Education. Committee on Diaconal Ministry. History of Diaconal Ministry in the United Church of Canada, 1925-1991. Toronto?: United Church of Canada, 1991.

Vandezande, Ben. Servant Leaders : A Practical Guide for Deacons. Grand Rapids, Mich.: CRC Publications, 2000.

van Kinken, Jaap.  Diakonia: Mutual Helping with Justice and Compassion.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1989.

Williams, Louise. Growing in Ministry, Formation for Diaconal Service. Monograph Series / North American Association for the Diaconate, No. 10. Providence, R.I.: Center for the Diaconate, 1999.

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