Inferior office? : a history of deacons in the Church of England / Francis Young.
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|Subject:||Church of England > History.
Church of England.
Deacons > Church of England.
- ISBN: 9780227903711
- ISBN: 0227903714
- ISBN: 9780227903728
- ISBN: 0227903722
- ISBN: 9780227903735
- ISBN: 0227903730
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Cambridge : James Clarke & Co, 2015.
- Distributor: [Place of publication not identified] : Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Information; Contents; Preface; Deacons in the Church of England: A Timeline of Events; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Deacons and the English Reformation, 1550-1642; 2. Deacons from Restoration to Reform, 1660-1832; 3. The Victorian Call for Deacons, 1839-1901; 4. Deacons in the Twentieth Century; 5. Deacons in the Church of England Today; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Bibliography; Back Cover.
|Summary:|| The book's purpose is to present the first extensive historical treatment of deacons in the Church of England, in an effort to explain why lifelong or 'distinctive' deacons have so far failed to become a major part of life in the Church of England, as they are in other parts of the Anglican Communion. It aims to contribute to the ongoing debate on the diaconate, not through theological arguments but by presenting the evidence of Anglican tradition on the diaconate since the publication of the Ordinal in 1550. The book challenges the belief that the diaconate was usually a brief and nominal per.
|Source of Description Note:|| Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed June 10, 2015).