Diaconal Theology: General
Exodus from Privilege: Reflections on the Diaconate in Acts
By The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal
Looks at the transitional diaconate conundrum, saying that the transitional diaconate
expires upon priesting.
Published in The Anglican Theological Review, 2013. Shared with permission.
The Mission and Ministries of Methodism
By David Clark, Methodist Deacon in the UK
The theology underpinning the diaconate in Methodism. Download
A Theological Framework for Postcolonial International Development Work
By M. Chris McManus
Published in The Postcolonial Church: Bible, Theology, and Mission, 2016 book
The Diaconate Renewed: Service, Word and Worship
By Canon D. Michael Jackson, a deacon in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle, Anglican Church of Canada. 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.