The Deacon Reader

The Deacon Reader

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by James Keating
     
 

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The first-ever systematic academic text for the first years of formation of deacons. This collection of essays on history, pastoral theology, and sociology covers the entire scope of diaconal life.

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The first-ever systematic academic text for the first years of formation of deacons. This collection of essays on history, pastoral theology, and sociology covers the entire scope of diaconal life.

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Blase Cupich
"This book sets out to do what it promises: clarify the fundamental identity of the deacon within the Catholic Church. The authors know their material and present it well. ...I welcome this publication as it offers a comprehensive set of articles that will facilitate teaching and discussion."
Most Rev., STD Bishop of Rapid City
Daniel R. Jenky
"THE DEACON READER provides the reader with the historical, theological, pastoral and sociological foundations of the diaconate. The essays demonstrate the importance of the ministry of the deacon in today�s Church. This collection of unified essays is a valuable tool for Priests, Deacons, Deacon Directors, and Aspirants who want to know more about the Order of Deacons. I look forward to [its publication and] the collaboration it will promote among all who are involved in ministry."
Most Rev., C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria
Greg Kandra
"My prayers have been answered! For years, I've been looking for a book like this. Now, thanks to editor James Keating, it is here. ...The Deacon Reader is a comprehensive, informative and inspiring overview of the diaconate - and may well prove to be the definitive work on the subject. "
Deacon Candidate, Diocese of Brooklyn
Howard J. Hubbard
"This excellent book of essays is a must read, not only for the diaconal community, but for the entire Church. It provides rich and practical insights about the nature of the restored diaconate and its relevance for contemporary ministry. I recommend THE DEACON READER wholeheartedly."
Most Rev. , Bishop of Albany, New York
Thomas J. Olmsted
"In the forty years since Vatican II, permanent deacons have assumed an increasingly important share in the mission of the Church, especially in the United States.....This book contributes admirably toward this goal. I recommend it especially to deacons and those discerning a vocation to diaconal ministry."
Most Rev. , D.D., Bishop of Phoenix
William F. Skylstad
"The Deacon Reader, a compendium of excellent articles on many aspects of diaconal ministry, is a timely and valuable resource for every deacon. The relatively brief experience of almost a half century of the diaconate now provides a rich opportunity for theological, pastoral and spiritual reflection on this remarkable restoration in the Catholic Church. The authors have captured well the powerful movement of the Holy Spirit in this awesome and exciting development of diaconal ministry."
Most Rev. , President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616430993
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
07/05/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
462,296
File size:
414 KB

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