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Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2002
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Witness Without Parallel: Eight Biblical Texts That Make Us PresbyterianEarl S. Johnson Jr.Westminster John Knox Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback$16.20 Retail:
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Services for Occasions of Pastoral CareWestminster John Knox Press / 1992 / Trade Paperback$18.00 Retail:
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In this highly useful book, Earl S. Johnson, Jr., explores the role of the deacon in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its office as a ministry of sympathy, witness, and service. Himself a Presbyterian deacon, Johnson examines the office as it is described in sections of the Book of Order and analyzes how the word "deacon" is used in Scripture. Biblical texts are explored, historical information regarding the inclusion of women is provided, and innovative ways to incorporate the office into the larger ministry of the church are suggested.
Karen Brown3 Stars Out Of 5December 31, 2009Karen BrownThe book provides a good overview of the functions of Presbyterian deacons. It does not offer much in the way of specifics when it deals with the most important idea of all. How can we beef up the role of deacons to meet the needs in a modern day world.