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The Deacon: The Biblical Roots and the Ministry of Mercy Today

Van Dam, Cornelis

An explicit and compelling vision for the church’s doctrine of mercy ministry. More than a how-to manual, this thoroughly biblical volume addresses difficult questions about social issues, deaconesses and differing church views on the diaconate. Considering Old and New Testament backgrounds, as well as church history, Van Dam provides a detailed and reliable introduction to the office of deacon.

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The office of deacon is God's gift to His church to ensure that all can share in the liberating joy of redemption, but today it is often undervalued, misunderstood, and perceived to be of little importance. In The Deacon, the author considers the Old Testament background for this calling, the deacon in New Testament times and in church history, and the current function of the office. You will rediscover the high and privileged calling of deacons and come to a better understanding of what God requires of them.

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