What does it mean to be a distinctive deacon in the Church of England today?

Sorensen, A. K. E. (2018) What does it mean to be a distinctive deacon in the Church of England today? [Data Collection]

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This thesis outlines the history of the distinctive diaconate within the Church of England, and the understanding of the diaconate contained with the Ordinal. It explores the experience of distinctive deacons within the Church of England today. It does so through interviews with a respondent cohort of sixteen distinctive deacons in active ministry.

Secondly, this thesis explores the reasons why the distinctive diaconate has failed to grow and flourish. It does so by drawing attention to the ways in which the distinctive diaconate has been misused, and the inability of the Church hierarchy to act upon the recommendations of various reports that is has commissioned. It also explores the effect that collegial relationships, stipendiary status, and methods of deployment have had on this ministry.

In its conclusion, this thesis presents an argument for the retention and development of the distinctive diaconate in the ministry of the Church of England.

College / School: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 13:59
Enlighten Publications URL: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/30917
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/684

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Sorensen, A. K. E. (2018); What does it mean to be a distinctive deacon in the Church of England today?

University of Glasgow

DOI: 10.5525/gla.researchdata.684

Retrieved: 2020-10-30

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