Diaconal Theology: General
Materials listed here are available for free download, or to purchase as indicated. Visit our Links page for a list of dioceses with Deacon-specific pages.
A Theological Framework for Postcolonial International Development Work
Written by M. Christie McManus
Published in The Postcolonial Church: Bible, Theology, and Mission, 2016 book
The Diaconate Renewed: Service, Word and Worship
Canon D. Michael Jackson, a deacon in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle, Anglican Church of Canada, has written an expansive look at the history, revival, formation and liturgical role of the diaconate. Download.
The Diaconate: A Full and Equal Order
Written by James Monroe Barnett . 1995
Available from Amazon.
Gospel Images of Jesus as Deacon: Upsetting the Hierarchies of his Culture
Osvaldo D. Vena. 2003 Monograph Series No. 14. 14 page pdf.
Formation of Ministering Christians
Susanne Watson Epting. Monograph Series No. 11, 1999. 12 page pdf.
The Deacon as Para-Cleric
W. Keith McCoy. Monograph Series, No. 9, 1998. 8 page pdf.
Prophetic Voice of the Deacon
Susanne Watson Epting. Monograph Series #19, 2008. 11 page pdf.
Lifting up the Servants of God: The Deacon, Servant Ministry, and the Future of the Church
Thomas Ferguson. Monograph Series #12, 2001. 8 page pdf.
Citizens of the World - Servants of Christ
Maylanne Whittall; North American Association for the Diaconate; 1994. 8 page pdf.
OPEN SPACE NOTES - Archdeacon/Deacon Director's Conferences
The Role of the Deacon in the 21st Century
Engaging the Diakonia of All Believers
Developed by AED, this trifold brochure looks at the theology of diakonia, discipleship and the church's call to service.