The Diaconate in the Diocese of New Jersey: Resources

Lifting Up the Servants of God: The Deacon, Servant Ministry, and the Future of the Church, by Thomas Ferguson.

Diakonia and the Church

Foundations of the Diaconate

The First Deacons

The Golden Age of the Deacon

The Shift to a Transitional Diaconate

The Diaconate Obscured after Francis of Assisi

The Deacon in the Reformation

The Recovery of Diakonia

The Deacon in the Twentieth Century

The Deacon in the World Today

The Deacon and the Future of the Episcopal Church

Dr. Thomas Ferguson, Former Associate Deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations at the Episcopal Church Center, has written the following monograph on the history and place of deacons in the church. He holds a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, a Th.M. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

The monograph was published by the North American Association for the Diaconate (NAAD) (Now Episcopal Deacons), 271 North Main St., Providence, Rhode Island 02963, and is used here with permission. Copies can be ordered from NAAD for $2 by phoning 401 455-0521 or faxing 401 331-9430.