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The Presbyterian Deacon

An Essential Guide

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Publisher:
Geneva Press
Publication Date:
11/30/2002
ISBN:
9780664502379
Pages:
80
Trim Size
5x8
Product Type:
Paper

In this highly useful book, Earl S. Johnson, Jr., explores the role of the deacon in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its office as a ministry of sympathy, witness, and service. Himself a Presbyterian deacon, Johnson examines the office as it is described in sections of the Book of Order and analyzes how the word "deacon" is used in Scripture. Biblical texts are explored, historical information regarding the inclusion of women is provided, and innovative ways to incorporate the office into the larger ministry of the church are suggested.

Earl S. Johnson, Jr. is an adjunct professor of religion at Siena College and a regular columnist for Presbyterian Outlook. Now retired, he was previously Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, New York. He is the author of several books, including Selected to Serve, Second Edition, The Presbyterian Trustee, and Witness without Parallel: Eight Biblical Texts That Make Us Presbyterian, published by Geneva Press.


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