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The Resource Diakonia studies : critical issues in ministry, John N Collins

Diakonia studies : critical issues in ministry, John N Collins

Label
Diakonia studies : critical issues in ministry
Title
Diakonia studies
Title remainder
critical issues in ministry
Statement of responsibility
John N Collins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 scholarship"--The word was exposed by Dieter Georgi in 1964 as arguably meaning something quite different. In 1974 John N. Collins published his first paper on the issue, pointing to inadequacies in Georgi's brief account. Then in 1990 Collins published his exhaustive semantic survey, Diakonia: Re-interpreting the Ancient Sources. His re-interpretation was variously hailed as "devastating," "provocative," "unfashionable," and "a scholarly avalanche whose conclusions are inescapable." Since then, the book has stood at the center of "the Collins-Debate." Meanwhile Collins's findings have been incorporated in the authoritative Danker Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Diakonia Studies examines, in a non-technical way (i.e., without appeal to particulars of Greek), the reasons why theologians need not only to review cherished readings of leading New Testament passages but also to reassess what some passages might really be saying about the nature and delivery of ministry. These third-millennium issues are the matter of the final papers in the volume, reminding churches of the ministry they have received and of their filed-away commitments to an ecumenically-charged ministry. Among the topics considered are ordained and lay ministries, the tension between office and charism, and prospects for deacons when a diakonia of loving service no longer defines their call
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
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Collins, John N.
Dewey number
262/.14
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4207
LC item number
.C655 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pastoral theology
Label
Diakonia studies : critical issues in ministry, John N Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • "Selected publications by John N. Collins": pages 265-268
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn869266806
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780199367573
Lccn
2014000013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024131986
System control number
(OCoLC)869266806
Label
Diakonia studies : critical issues in ministry, John N Collins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • "Selected publications by John N. Collins": pages 265-268
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn869266806
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780199367573
Lccn
2014000013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024131986
System control number
(OCoLC)869266806

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