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Deacons and the Church - Owen Cummings

Deacons and the Church

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Published: 1st May 2004
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"Deacons 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.

Introduction
The mature Catholic in today's churchp. 1
The permanent deacon and Vatican IIp. 13
Jesus the deaconp. 22
A brief history of the diaconatep. 30
Deacons for deacons : Lawrence of Rome, Ephrem of Nisibis, Francis of Assisi, and Nicholas Ferrarp. 53
Liturgy, the parish, and the deaconp. 70
The spirituality of the deaconp. 83
Diaconal marriagep. 94
The dysfunctional deaconp. 106
Loving the churchp. 113
Notesp. 118
Bibliographyp. 135
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ISBN: 9780809142422
ISBN-10: 0809142422
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.24  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.25