Unexpected Consequences : The Diaconate Renewed


First book in years to look critically at the diaconate in the Episcopal Church

Times change, and the Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church has not remained
static. While the book seeks to update contemporary knowledge about deacons, it also
shows how the diaconate may be well positioned to lead the church into change that cuts
across governance, formation, and ministry. While the institutional church struggles with
its structure and purpose, working to change its reality and perception, the book suggests
that there are diaconal leaders who have been working all along for this kind of change.

The book chronicles ways in which one church order has grown, matured, adapted,
adjusted, and is as effective as it is because of its dynamic nature. It is hoped that other
orders might learn from the importance of being adaptable, contextual, and baptismal,
while highlighting the primary lens deacons look through as they seek to fulfill what the
church has called them to do.

For the 3,000 deacons active in the Episcopal Church, plus those involved in diocesan
schools for ministry, those considering a call to the diaconate, those engaged in
Education for Ministry, educators, and seminarians.

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SKU (ISBN): 9780819229793
Susanne Epting
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: 2015
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing


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