Deacons and the Church
By (author) Owen Cummings
Deacons and the Church by Owen Cummings
Book DescriptionDeacons and the Church is a comprehensive overview of the permanent diaconate that provides a unique combination of theological reflection, historical analysis, and pastoral problems and issues. Written by a permanent deacon, it sets as point of departure the restoration of the diaconate at Vatican II. From there, it follows the history of the diaconate from Jesus onward, pausing to consider to those who serve as stellar examples of deacons for deacons: Lawrence of Rome, Ephrem of Nisibis, Francis of Assisi, and Nicholas Ferrer of Little Gidding. He discusses the deacon and liturgy, reflects on the spirituality of the deacon, the dysfunctional deacon, and the interface between the sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony. With its one-of-a-kind combination of theological, historical, and pastoral emphasis, enhanced by the personal experience of the author, this book is a must-have for deacons and anyone interested in the diaconate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780809142422
(220mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Composes of three keynote speeches delivered at the National Association of Deacon Directors, in April 2004. This book is a useful read for deacons, aspiring deacons, diaconate programs, as well as theologians.
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Author Biography - Owen Cummings
Owen F. Cummings is Regents' Professor of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, Oregon, and a permanent deacon of the diocese of Salt Lake City. A Scotsman himself, he grew up in Glasgow. He was educated in theology at Trinity College, University of Dublin and under Dr. Macquarrie at the University of Glasgow. He has written several books and numerous articles on theological and church issues.
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