Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries

Bart Koet (Editor), Edwina Murphy (Editor), Esko Ryökäs (Editor)

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Abstract

In German-speaking countries, the role of the diaconate has been strongly influenced by nineteenth-century ideas of diakonia as service towards the poor. As important as the social initiatives stemming from this perspective have been, in order to correctly understand deacons and diakonia in the early church, we must go back to the sources. For this volume, focused on the first two centuries of Christianity, scholars from a range of backgrounds consider the use of diakonos and related words in the New Testament and extra-biblical sources, both Christian and otherwise. These texts reveal what deacons actually did, helping us to understand the past and giving guidance for the present, particularly in ecumenical discussions concerning the ministry.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTübingen
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Number of pages327
Volume479
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-3-16-156647-9
ISBN (Print) ISBN 978-3-16-156646-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameWUNT II
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Volume479
ISSN (Print)0340-9570
ISSN (Electronic)0340-9570

Keywords

  • history
  • leadership
  • early christianity
  • deacons
  • diakonia
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Graeco-Roman Background
  • connecting leadership

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  • Research Output

    Assessing the Role and Function of an Assistant: The Deacon in the First Two Centuries of Christianity

    Koet, B., Murphy, E. & Ryökäs, E., 21 Dec 2018, Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries. Koet, B., Murphy, E. & Ryökäs, E. (eds.). 1 ed. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, Vol. 479. p. 3-16 (WUNT II; vol. 479).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Dreaming about Deacons in the Passio Perpetuae

    Koet, B., 21 Dec 2018, Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries. 1 ed. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, Vol. 479. p. 255-272 (WUNT II; vol. 479).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Isaiah 60:17 as a Key for Understanding the Two-fold Ministry of Episkopoi and Diakonoi according to First Clement (1 Clem. 42:5)

    Koet, B., 21 Dec 2018, Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries. Koet, B. J., Murphy, E. & Ryökäs, E. (eds.). 1 ed. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, Vol. 479. p. 177-192 (WUNT II; vol. 479).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Activities

    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Participation in conference

    The Bishop and his Deacons

    Bart Koet (Speaker)

    14 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Dreaming about Clergy in Passio Perpetua

    Bart Koet (Speaker)

    13 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Diakonos

    Bart Koet (Contributor)

    12 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific

    Cite this

    Koet, B., Murphy, E., & Ryökäs, E. (Eds.) (2018). Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries. (1 ed.) (WUNT II; Vol. 479). Mohr Siebeck. https://doi.org/10.1628/978-3-16-156647-9