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Deacons & Deaconesses in the Early Church

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Secondary Sources

Article in Journal or Book Special issue on "Deacons," Theology 58 (1955): 403-429.
Book or monograph Barnett: The DiaconateJames Monroe Barnett, The Diaconate: A Full and Equal Order: A Comprehensive and Critical Study of the Origin, Development, and Decline of the Diaconate in the Context. Trinity Press International, 1983. Pbk. ISBN: 1563380935. pp.253. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book J.G. Davies, "Deacons, Deaconesses and the Minor Orders in the Patristic Period," The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 14.1 (1963): 1-15.
Book or monograph The Deaconess. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1961.
Book or monograph Edward P. Echlin, The Deacon in the Church. New York: Alba House, 1971. Pbk. 0818902132. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book E.R. Hardy, "Deacons in History and Practice," R.T. Nolan, ed. The Diakonate Now. Washington, D.C.: Corpus, 1968.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "Behind the Word 'Deacon': A New Testament Study," Bibliotheca Sacra 140: 558 (1983): 151-161.
Article in Journal or Book L.R. Hennessey, "Diakonia and Diakonoi in the Post-Nicene Church," T. Halton & J.P. Williams, ed. Diakonia: Studies in Honor of Robert T. Meyer. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1986. pp.60-86.
Article in Journal or Book G.W.H. Lampe, "Daikonia in the Early Church," J.I. McCord & J.H.L. Parker, eds. Service in Christ. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1966. pp.49-64.
Book or monograph Aime Georges Martimort, Deaconesses: An Historical Study. San Fransisco: Ignatius, 1986. Pbk. ISBN: 0898701147. pp.268. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Cecilia Robinson, The Ministry of Deaconesses. London: Mowbray, 1931. pp.316-351.
Article in Journal or Book C.H. Turner, "Ministries of Women in the Primitive Church: Widow, Deaconess and Virgin in the First Four Centuries," H.N. Bate, ed. Catholic and Apostolic. London: Mowbray, 1931. pp.316-351.
Article in Journal or Book Charles Yrigoyen, "The Office of Deacon: A Historical Summary," Quarterly Review 19.4 (1999): 327-342.

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