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Bickerton, Grant R. , Maureen H. Miner, Martin Dowson, and Barbara Griffin. “Spiritual Resources as Antecedents of Clergy Well-Being: The Importance of Occupationally Specific Variables.” Journal of Vocational Behavior 87 (2015): 11.

Bickerton, Grant R. , Maureen H. Miner, Martin Dowson, and Barbara Griffin. “Spiritual Resources in the Job Demands-Resources Model.” Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, (08 March 2014a): 1-24.

Canning, Sally Schwer. “Out of Balance: Why I Hesitate to Practice and Teach “Self-Care”.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 30, no. 1 (2011): 70-74.

Chandler, D. J. (2010). The impact of pastor’s spiritual practices on burnout. The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 64(2). Link here

Cooper-White, Pamela. Shared Wisdom, Fortress Press, 2004

Fernando, Ajith. “To Serve Is to Suffer.” Christianity Today, no. August (2010): 31-33.

Miller-McLemore, Mark. “Revaluing “Self-Care” as a Practice of Ministry.” Journal of Religious Leadership 10, no. 1 (2011): 109-34

Miner, Maureen, Grant Bickerton, Martin Dowson, and Sam Sterland. “Spirituality and Work Engagement among Church Leaders.” Mental Health, Religion

Peterson, Eugene H. The Contemplative Pastor. Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.

Vitello, Paul. “Taking a Break from the Lord’s Work” New York Times Aug 01, 2010. 

Willimon, William H. Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry.  Nashville: Abingdon, 2002.

Zigarelli, Michael. “Distracted from God: A Five-Year, Worldwide Study.” http://www.christianity9to5.org/distracted-from-god/

Spirituality through the arts
(related to Peter Batten’s Deacon Intensive session)

Allen, Pat B. Art is a spiritual path: Engaging the Sacred through the practice of art. Shambala, 2005, 

Ganim, Barbara, Fox, Susan. Visual Journaling Going Deeper Than Words Quest books, 1999.

Lamoreux, Liz. Inner Excavation: Explore yourself through poetry photography and mixed media. Northern Lights, 2010.

Valters Painter, Christine. Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice. Sorin Books, 2013.

Change Management bibliography
(related to Rev Jean Shannon’s Deacon Intensive session)

Allen, Roger E. and Allan, Stephen D. Winnie-the-Pooh on Problem-solving. Penguin Group, Dutton Press, 1995.
(Fab on getting groups to problem-solve together!)

Bolman, L.G & Deal, T.E. Reframing organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership. Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 2013.

________ Leading by the soul: An uncommon journey of spirit. Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1995.

Carnegie, Dale, (1936) How to win friends and influence people (revised edition). Pocket Books, a Division of Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981.

De Bono, E. I am right – you are wrong: from this to the new renaissance? from rock logic to water logic, Viking, London, 1990, p172–4. #.

__________ Several titles on thinking and thinking skills – Practical Thinking; Lateral Thinking; Lateral Thinking for Management, Six Thinking Hats etc

Elgin, Suzette Haden. The last word on the gentle art of verbal self defencePrentice Hall Press, New York, 1995.

Howard, V.A. & Barton, M.A. Thinking together: making meetings work. William Morrow and Company, New York, 1992.

Kaldor, P; Nash, N & Paterson. Rethinking Leadership. Thousand Lakes Publishing, Sydney (2017).

Lewis, Byron & Pucelik. Magic of NLP demystified. Metamorphus Press, Portland, Oregon, 1993.

Morris, L & Lips-Wiersma, M. The Map of Meaning: A guide to sustaining our humanity in the world of work. Routledge, 2011.
(a great tool for performance discussions and conflict resolution)

Richards, C & Walsh, F. Negotiating. AGPS Publishing Canberra, 1990.

Senge, P.M. , Kleiner, Roberts et al. The Dance of Change:The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization. Doubleday, 1999. 

Shapiro, E.C. Fad surfing in the boardroom: Managing In The Age Of Instant Answers. Harper Business, HarperCollins Publisher, 1995.

Sinclair, Amanda, (1998) Doing leadership Differently: Gender, Power and Sexuality in a changing business culture. Melbourne University Press, 1998. 

Stace, D & Dunphy, D. Beyond the boundaries: leading and re-creating the successful enterprise. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 1996. 

Wertheim, E, Love, A., Peck, C & Littlefield, L. Skills for resolving conflict, Eruditions Publishing, Emerald Victoria, 1998.

The following general bibliography is a work in progress… 


Aitchison, Ronald J. ‘The Overseas Mission of the Wesley Deaconess Order: Theological Aberration or Inspiration?’ Potchefstroomse Universiteit Vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys, 2003.

Aitchison, Ronnie. The Ministry of a Deacon. Peterborough: Epworth, 2003.

Ampony, G., Büscher, M., Hofmann, B., Ngnintedem, F., Solon, D., Werner, D.
International Handbook on Ecumenical Diakonia: Contextual Theologies of Diaconia and Christian Social Services. Regnum 2021. Diakonia Flyer

Anglican Church of Canada. “A Plan to Restore the Diaconate in the Anglican Church of Canada”, Committee on Ministry, 1989.

Anglican-Lutheran International Commission, Anglican Consultative Council, and Lutheran World Federation. The Diaconate As Ecumenical Opportunity : The Hanover Report of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission. London: Published for the Anglican Consultative Council and the Lutheran World Federation by Anglican Communion Pub, 1996.

Arias, Mortimer. ‘Centripetal Mission or Evangelization by Hospitality’. Missiology 10, no. 1 (1982): 69-81.

Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry. Faith and Order Paper No. 111’. #3, 22-33. Geneva: WCC, 1982.

Barnett, James Monroe. The Diaconate: A Full and Equal Order. Revised ed. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Trinity Press International, 1995.

Barry, W. Finding God in all things. Ava Maria Press 2003. 

Bevans, Stephen B. ‘God inside Out: Toward a Missionary Theology of the Holy Spirit’. International Bulletin of Missionary Research 22, no. 3 (1998): 102- 05.

––––––. ‘Reimagining God and Mission’. In Reimagining God and Mission: Perspectives from Australia, edited by Ross Langmead. Hindmarsh, SA: Australasian Theological Forum, 2007. 3-23.

Bevans, Stephen B., and Roger P. Schroeder. Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.

Beyer, Hermann W. ‘’Diakoneo, Diakonia, Diakonos‘’. In Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, edited by Gerhard Kittel. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1964. 81-93.

Bishop, Priest and Deacon in the Church of Sweden: A Letter from the Bishops Concerning the Ministry of the Church’. Uppsala: The Bishops Conference, 1990.

Blyth, Myra, Wendy S Robins, and World Council of Churches. Programme Unit IV, Sharing and Service. No Boundaries to Compassion? : An Exploration of Women, Gender and Diakonia. Geneva: WCC, 1988.

Board of Ministry, Diocese of Salisbury. ‘The Distinctive Diaconate’. Salisbury, UK: Diocese of Salisbury, 2003.

Boff, Clodovis. Feet-on-the-Ground-Theology: A Brazilian Journey, Translated by Phillip Berryman. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1984.

––––––. Theology and Praxis. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1987. 219

Boff, Leonardo. Church: Charism and Power: Liberation Theology and the Institutional Church, Translated by John W. Diercksmeier. London: SCM, 1985.

––––––. Ecclesiogenesis: The Base Communities Reinvent the Church, Translated by Robert R. Barr. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1986.

Booty, John. The Servant Church: Diaconal Ministry and the Episcopal Church. New York: Morehouse-Barlow, 1982.

Borgegård, Gunnel, Olav Fanuelsen, and Christine Hall. The Ministry of the Deacon: Vol. 2: Ecclesiological Explorations. Uppsala: Nordic Ecumenical Council, 2000.

Borgegård, Gunnel, and Christine Hall, eds. The Ministry of the Deacon,Vol 1 Anglican-Lutheran Perspectives. Uppsala: Nordic Ecumenical Council, 1999.

Bosch, David J. Believing in the Future: Towards a Missiology of Western Culture. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Trinity Press International, 1995.

––––––. ‘Mission in Jesus’ Way: A Perspective from Luke’s Gospel’. Missionalia 17, no. 1 (1989): 3-21.

––––––. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Maryknoll New York: Orbis, 1991.

Breward, Ian. ‘Bishops and Deacons: Renewing the Offices’. In The Call to Serve: Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Ministry in Honour of Bishop Penny Jamieson, edited by Douglas A. Campbell. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. 184-96.

Böttcher Reinhard, and Lutheran World Federation. Prophetic Diakonia : “for the Healing of the World” : Report. Geneva, Switzerland: Lutheran World Federation, 2003.

Bria, Ion. The Liturgy after the Liturgy: Mission and Witness from an Orthodox Perspective. Geneva: WCC, 1996.

Brodd, Sven-Erik. ‘Caritas and Diakonia as Perspectives on the Diaconate’. In The Ministry of the Deacon: 2, Ecclesiological Explorations, edited by Gunnel Borgegård, Olav Fanuelsen and Christine Hall. Uppsala: Nordic Ecumenical Council, 2000. 23-69.

––––––. ‘The Deacon in the Church of Sweden’. In The Ministry of Deacon 1. Anglican-Lutheran Perspectives, edited by Gunnel Borgegård and Christine Hall. Uppsala: Nordic Ecumenical Council, 1999. 97-140.

––––––. ‘Diaconia through Church History: Five Ecclesiological Models’. In The Theology of Diaconia, edited by Sven-Erik Brodd, Lars. G. Lindström, Birgitta Laghé, Vivi-Ann Grönqvist and Per Eckerdal. Uppsala: Diakonistiftelsen Samariterhemmet, 1999. 5-26.

––––––. Diakonatet: Från Ecklesiologi Till Pastoral Praxis (the Diaconate: From Ecclesiology to Pastoral Praxis: English Summary), Tro & Tanke 1992:10. Uppsala: Svenska Kyrkans Forskningsråd, 1992.

––––––. ‘An Escalating Phenomenon: The Diaconate from an Ecumenical Perspective’. In The Ministry of the Deacon: 1. Anglican-Lutheran Perspectives, edited by Gunnel Borgegård and Christine Hall. Uppsala: Nordic Ecumenical Council, 1999. 11-50.

––––––. ‘Word and Action: Diakonia from a Theological Perspective’. In People’s Need – People’s Search Our – Response?, edited by Vivi-Ann Grönqvist. Uppsala Sweden: Diakonistiftelsen Samariterhemmet, 1999.

Brodd, Sven-Erik, Per Eckerdal, Vivi-Ann Grönqvist, Birgitta Laghé, and Lars Lindström. The Theology of Diakonia. Uppsala, Sweden: Diakonisftelsen Samariterhemmet, 1999.

Brown, Raymond. The Churches the Apostles Left Behind. New York: Paulist, 1984.

Brown, Robert McAfee. Speaking of Christianity: Practical Compassion, Social Justice, and Other Wonders. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox, 1997.

Brown, Rosalind. Being a Deacon Today: Exploring a Distinctive Ministry in the Church and in the World. Norwich, Norfolk: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2005.

Brueggemann, Walter. ‘The Prophet as a Destabilizing Presence’. In The Pastor as Prophet, edited by Earl E. Shelp and D. H. Sunderland. New York: Pilgrim, 1985. 49-77.

Campos, Gail.  History of Diaconal Ministry in the United Church of Canada.  Committee on Diaconal Ministry, Toronto: 1991.

Chapman, David M. Towards the Interchangeability of Anglican and Methodist Deacons Ecclesiology 16(1):34-55. January 2020 

Christianson, Gerald. ‘Lutherans Face the Industrial Revolution: Awakening, Social Justice, and Diakonia’. Seminary Ridge Review 7, no. 2 (2005): 18-31.

The Church and Its Ministry: A Statement Made for the Uniting Church in Australia by the Working Groups on Doctrine and Christian Unity’. Sydney: Uniting Church in Australia, Assembly Standing Committee. 16-18 July, 2004.

Clark, David. Breaking the Mould of Christendom: Kingdom Community, Diaconal Church and the Liberation of the Laity. Peterborough, UK: Epworth, 2005.

_________. Building Kingdom Communities with the Diaconate As a New Order of Mission. Peterborough: FastPrint Publishing, 2016.

Collins, John. Are All Christians Ministers? Melbourne: David Lovell, 1992.

––––––. Deacons and the Church: Making Connections between Old and New. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse, 2002.

––––––. Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Cone, James H. ‘The Servant Church’. In The Pastor as Servant, edited by Earl E. Shelp and Ronald H. Sunderland. New York: Pilgrim, 1986. 61-80.

Contemporary Understandings of Diakonia: Report of a Consultation’. Geneva: WCC, 1983.

Cook Everist, Norma, ed. The Difficult but Indispensable Church. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress, 2002.

Costas, Orlando E. Christ Outside the Gate: Mission Beyond Christendom. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1989.

Crawford, Morag. A Story to Tell : The Diaconate : 125 Years of Diaconal Ministry in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Diaconate Council of the Church of Scotland, 2013.

Craighill, Peyton G, and Symposium on Diaconal Ministry (1992 : Philadelphia, Pa.). Diaconal Ministry, Past, Present & Future : Essays from the Philadelphia Symposium, 1992. Providence, R.I.: North American Association for the Diaconate, 1994.

Crain, Margaret Ann, and Jack L. Seymour. A Deacon’s Heart: The New United Methodist Diaconate. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon, 2001.

Cranfield, C. E. B. ‘Diakonia in the New Testament’. In Service in Christ, edited by James I. McCord and T. H. L. Parker. London: Epworth, 1966. 37-48.

Croft, Steven. Ministry in Three Dimensions: Ordination and Leadership in the Local Church. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1999.

Cummings, Owen F, William T Ditewig, and Richard R Gaillardetz. Theology of the Diaconate : The State of the Question : The National Association of Diaconate Directors Keynote Addresses, 2004. New York: Paulist Press, 2005.

Davis, Joyce. From the Bottom Up : A Story of Collegial Leadership : Celebrating 100 Years of Service by the Order of Diaconal Ministries in the the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Johnstown, ON: Presbyterian Church of Canada, 2011.

Dharmaraj, Glory E. ‘Women as Border-Crossing Agents: Transforming the Center from the Margins’. Missiology: An International Review 26, no. 1 (1998): 55- 66.

The Diaconate as Ecumenical Opportunity: The Hanover Report of the Anglican- Lutheran International Commission’. London: Anglican Communion Publications, 1996.

Diakonia’s Diaconal Theology’. London: Diakonia World Federation, 2005.

Diakonia : Challenge and Response. New York: DIAKONIA Foundation, World Federation of Diaconal Associations and Diaconal Communities, 1996.

Diaconia: Journal for the study of Christian Social Practice, Re-Di. (Open access journal, https://www.diaconiaresearch.org/diaconia-journal/)

Dicker, Gordon. ‘The Search for Transcendence’. In The Shape of Belief: Christianity in Australia Today, edited by Dorothy Harris, Douglas Hynd and David Millikan. Homebush West, New South Wales: Lancer Books, 1982. 61-69.

Dickinson, Richard D. N. ‘Diakonia in the Ecumenical Movement’. In A History of the Ecumenical Movement, Volume 3, 1968-2000, edited by John Briggs, Mercy Amba Oduyoye and George Tsetsis. Geneva: WCC, 2004. 403-31.

Dietrich, S., Jørgensen, K., Korslien, K.K. & Nordstokke, K. (eds.). The Diaconal Church, Oxford: Regnum, 55-64.

Dietrich, S et al. Diakonia in a gender perspective. Oxford: Regnum, 2016

arguments for a gender-based approach to diakonia”. In: Dietrich, S. et. al.: Diakonia in a gender perspective, Oxford: Regnum, p. 11-23.

DOTAC Conference (1999 : Brazil), and Edwin F Hallenbeck. Diakonia–Prophetic Praxis–Agir : The Dotac Conference Brasil 1999. Providence, R.I.: North American Association for the Diaconate, 2002.

Douglass, Jane D. Women, Freedom and Calvin. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Westminster, 1985.

Driver, Jeff. ‘Restored Diaconate, Restored Church?: An Australian Anglican Contribution to an Ecumenical Debate’. St. Mark’s Review 161 (1995): 6- 11.

Driver, John. Images of the Church in Mission. Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald, 1997.

Dulles, Avery. Models of the Church. Expanded ed. New York: Doubleday, 2002.

Epting, Susanne Watson. Unexpected Consequences : The Diaconate Renewed. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2015.

Fabb, Bev. ‘Into the Uniting Church in Australia: The Renewal of the Diaconate’. In Not to Be Ministered Unto … The Story of Presbyterian Deaconesses Trained in Melbourne. Melbourne: Uniting Church, 1998. 235-53.

Fabella, Virginia, and Mercy Amba Oduyoye, eds. With Passion and Compassion: Third World Women Doing Theology. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1988.

Fackre, Gabriel. The Church: Signs of the Spirit and Signs of the Times. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2007.

Felgentreff, Ruth. DIAKONIA: From Utrecht to Bethel 1946-1975.  Published on behalf of the World Federation of Deaconess Associations for the DEACONIA Conference in Bethel, 1975.

Flynn, Kevin. ‘Once a Deacon’. In Anglican Orders and Ordinations: Essays and Reports from the Interim Conference at Jarvenpää, Finland, of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, 4-9/8/97, edited by David R. Holeton. Cambridge, UK: Grove Books, 1997.

For Such a Time as This: A Renewed Diaconate in the Church of England’. London: A Report to the General Synod of the Church of England of a Working Party of the House of Bishops, 2001.

Fowler, James W. Weaving the New Creation: Stages of Faith and the Public Church. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Fuellenbach, John. Church: Community for the Kingdom. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 2002.

Gaillardetz, Richard R. ‘On the Theological Integrity of the Diaconate’. In Theology of the Diaconate: The State of the Question, edited by Owen F. Cummings, William T. Ditewig and Richard R. Gaillardetz. Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist, 2005. 67-97.

Gittins, Anthony J. Ministry at the Margins: Strategy and Spirituality for Mission. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 2003.

Gooley, Anthony. ‘Deacons and the Servant Myth’. The Pastoral Review 2, no. 6 (2006): 3-7.

Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant Leadership : A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness. New York: Paulist, 1977.

Grierson, Denham. Conversations at the Edge of the Raft: Proclaiming, Liberating, Healing within Australian Society. North Blackburn, Victoria: Collins Dove, 1993.

Grönqvist, Vivi-Ann. ‘Preface’. In The Theology of Diaconia, edited by Sven-Erik Brodd, Per Eckerdal, Vivi-Ann Grönqvist, Birgitta Laghé and Lars G. Lindström. Uppsala: Diakonistiftelsen Samariterhammet, 1999. 3-4.

Guder, Darrell. The Continuing Conversion of the Church. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2000.

––––––. The Incarnation and the Church’s Witness. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Trinity Press International, 1999.

Gurney, Robin, and World Council of Churches. The Face of Pain and Hope : Stories of Diakonia in Europe. Geneva: WCC Publications, 1995.

Hall, Christine, ed. The Deacon’s Ministry.  Herefordshire: Gracewing, Fowler Wright Books, 1992.

Hartley, Ben L., and Paul Van-Buren. The Deacon: Ministry through Words of Faith and Acts of Love. Nashville, Tennessee: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church, 1999.

Hartley, Benjamin L. ‘Deacons as Emissary-Servants: A Liturgical Theology’. Quarterly Review 19, no. 4 (1999-2000): 372-86.

________. ‘Connected and Sent Out: Implications of New Biblical Research for the United Methodist Diaconate’. Quarterly Review 24, no. 4 (2004): 367-80.

Hartley, Benjamin L, and Paul E Van Buren. The Deacon : Ministry through Words of Faith and Acts of Love. Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist Church, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Division of Ordained Ministry, Section of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries, 1999.

Henderson, Gregor. ‘Looking Towards 2020: The Uniting Church in Post-Christian Australia’. Uniting Church Studies 3, no. 1 (1997): 1-5.

Hertig, Paul. ‘The Galilee Theme in Matthew: Transforming Mission through Marginality’. Missiology: An International Review 25, no. 2 (1997): 155-63.

––––––. ‘The Multi-Ethnic Journey of Jesus in Matthew: Margin-Center Dynamics’. Missiology: An International Review 26, no. 1 (1998): 23-35.

Hill, Charles. Mystery of Life: A Theology of Church. Melbourne, Vic: Collins Dove, 1999.

Holland, Joe, and Peter Henriot. Social Analysis: Linking Faith and Action. Revised ed. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1983.

Heuer, Kay and Teresa Jones.  Diaconal Ministry as a Feminist Model of Ministry” in Gertrude Lebans, ed. Gathered By The River: Reflections and Essays of Women Doing Ministry.  Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1994.

Hughes, Frank W. ‘Diakonos and Diakonia in Pauline Traditions’. In Diaconal Ministry, Past, Present and Future: Essays from the Philadelphia Symposium, 1992, edited by Peyton G. Craighill. Providence, Rhode Island: North American Association for the Diaconate, 1994. 25-30.

Huoven, Harri. In the Service of the Sacramental Life What did deacons do? 5:2020 

Johnson, Earl S. The Presbyterian Deacon : An Essential Guide. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Geneva Press, 2002.

Keller, Rosemary S., Gerald F. Moede, Mary Elizabeth Moore.  Called to Serve: The United Methodist Diaconate.  Nashville: United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 1987.

Kingdon, Robert M. ‘Calvin’s Idea About the Diaconate: Social or Theological in Origin?’ In Piety, Politics and Ethics: Reformation Studies in Honor of George Wolfgang Forell, edited by Carter Lindberg. Kirksville, Michigan: Sixteenth Century Journal, 1984. 167-80.

Koet, Bart. ‘The Go-Between: Augustine on Deacons’. Brill’s Studies in Catholic Theology, Volume: 6 

Kung, Hans. The Church. New York: Image, 1976.

Laghé, Birgitta. ‘Diaconia: Ecclesiological Perspectives of Diaconia and Diaconate’. In The Theology of Diaconia, edited by Sven-Erik Brodd, Per Eckerdal, Viv- Ann Grönqvist and Lars Lindström. Uppsala: Diakonistiftelsen Samariterhammet, 1999. 45-62.

Langmead, Ross. The Word Made Flesh: Towards an Incarnational Missiology. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2004.

Larson, Duane H. From Word and Sacrament : A Renewed Vision for Diaconal Ministry. Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1999.

Lindberg, Carter. Beyond Charity: Reformation Initiatives for the Poor. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress, 1993.

––––––. ‘The Liturgy after the Liturgy: Welfare in the Early Reformation’. In Through the Eye of a Needle: Judeo-Christian Roots of Social Welfare, edited by Emily Hanawalt and Carter Lindberg. Kirksville, Missouri: University Publishing Association, 1994. 177-91.

––––––. ‘’There Should Be No Beggars among Christians‘: Karlstadt, Luther, and the Origins of Protestant Poor Relief’. Church History 46 (1977): 313-34.

Lindsay, Elaine. ‘Marginalizing the Centre (or Centring the Margin)’. In Dangerous Memory: Feminist Theology through Story, edited by Keryn Hassall. Clovelly West, NSW: Australian Feminist Theology Foundation, 1995. 68-76.

Lindström, Lars G. ‘A Biblically Theological Model for Diaconal Action’. In The Theology of Diaconia, edited by Sven-Erik Brodd, Per Eckerdal, Viv-Ann Grönqvist, Birgitta Laghé and Lars G. Lindström. Uppsala: Diakonistiftelsen Samariterhammet, 1999. 27-44.

Loader, William. ‘Challenged at the Boundaries: A Conservative Jesus in Mark’s Tradition’. Journal for the Study of the New Testament 63 (1996): 45-61.

Lutheran World Federation. Diakonia in Context: Transformation, Reconciliation, Empowerment. Geneva: Lutheran World Federation, 2009. 

Mar Gregorios, Paulos. The Meaning and Nature of Diakonia. Geneva: WCC, 1988.

McKee, Elsie A. ‘The Diaconate and Diakonia in the Western Church’. In Diaconal Ministry, Past, Present and Future. Essays from the Philadelphia Symposium, 1992, edited by Peyton G. Craighill. Providence, Rhode Island: North American Association for the Diaconate, 1994. 50-59.

––––––. John Calvin: On the Diaconate and Liturgical Almsgiving. Geneva: Libraire Droz, 1984.

_______. Diakonia in the Classical Reformed Tradition and Today. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1989.

McRae, Alison. ‘Hope in Ministry at the Margins: God’s Call to Be an Alternative People’. In Hope: Challenging the Culture of Despair, edited by Christiaan Mostert. Adelaide: Australasian Theological Forum, 2004. 225-43.

McRae-McMahon, Dorothy. Daring Leadership for the 21st Century. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission, 2001.

––––––. ‘Deacons and the Mission of the Church (Unpublished Paper)’. Paper presented at the Ministerial Education Commission National Consultation on Deacon Education, Mt. Martha, Victoria, April 1994.

Messer, Donald E. A Conspiracy of Goodness: Contemporary Images of Christian Mission. Nashville: Abingdon, 1992.

––––––. Contemporary Images in Christian Ministry. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon, 1989.

Miller, Larry. ‘The Church as a Messianic Society: Creation and Instrument of Transfigured Mission’. In The Transfiguration of Mission: Biblical, Theological and Historical Foundations, edited by Wilbert Shenk. Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald, 1993. 130-52.

Murphy, E., Koet, Bart J., Ryökäs, Esko. Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries. Mohr Siebeck: December 2018

Murray, Stuart. Church after Christendom. Bletchley, Milton Keyes: Paternoster, 2004.

Murray, Bertil, and Rönnblom Rose-Marie. Diaconal Challenges : A Material for Reflection. Uppsala: Diocese of Uppsala, Church of Sweden, 1999.

Nordstokke, Kjell. ‘The Diaconate: Ministry of Prophecy and Transformation’. In The Ministry of the Deacon: 2, Ecclesiological Explorations, edited by Gunnel Borgegård, Olav Fanuelsen and Christine Hall. Uppsala: Nordic Ecumenical Council, 2000. 107-30.

________. Liberating Diakonia. Tapir Academic Press, Trondheim, 2011. 

Nothwehr, Dawn M. ‘Mutuality and Mission: A No ‘Other’ Way’. Mission Studies 21, no. 2 (2004): 249-69.

Nouwen, Henri J. M. The Wounded Healer. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1979.

Olson, Jeannine E. Calvin and Social Welfare: Deacons and the Bourse Française. London: Associated University Press, 1989.

––––––. ‘Calvin, Social Justice and Diakonia: A Comparative Perspective’. Seminary Ridge Review 7, no. 2 (2005): 32-50.

––––––. Deacons and Deaconesses through the Centuries. Revised ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia, 2005.

––––––. One Ministry Many Roles: Deacons and Deaconesses through the Centuries,. St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia, 1992.

Ordination and Ministry in the Uniting Church: A Report from the Assembly Commission on Doctrine for Study and Comment’. Sydney: UCA National Assembly, 1994.

Ordination in the Church of Scotland’. Edinburgh: Report by Panel on Doctrine to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 2001.

Parbiala, P. & Simango, G. Diakonia and Human Dignity. The Ecumenical Review, World Council of Churches, 2014, 66(3), 330-340.

Paulos, Gregorios. The Meaning and Nature of Diakonia. Risk Book Series, No. 38. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1988.

Plater, Ormonde. Deacons in the Liturgy. 2nd ed. New York: Church Pub, 2009.

__________. Many Servants : An Introduction to Deacons. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 1991.

Pohl, Christine D. Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1999.

Poitras, Edward W. ‘St Augustine and the Missio Dei: A Reflection on Mission at the Close of the Twentieth Century’. Mission Studies 16-2, no. 32 (1999): 28-46.

Pylvänäinen, Pauliina. Agents in Liturgy, Charity and Communication: The Tasks of Female Deacons in The Apostolic Constitutions. January 2020. 

Radford Ruether, Rosemary. Women-Church: Theology and Practice of Feminist Liturgical Communities. New York: Harper and Row, 1985.

Report of the Task Group on the Review of the Ministry of Deacon: Tenth Assembly, Melbourne, 2003’. Sydney: Uniting Church in Australia, 2003.

Report on Ministry in the Uniting Church in Australia, Report of the Task Group on Ministry of the Church to the Sixth Assembly’. Sydney: Uniting Church in Australia, 1991.

Report to Conference’. The Methodist Diaconal Order. Faith and Order Committee, 1993.

Rhodes, Lynn N. Co-Creating: A Feminist Vision of Ministry. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Westminster, 1987.

Rieger, Jeorg. Remember the Poor. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Trinity Press International, 1998.

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