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Bibil Identifier bibil:222762
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Monocultural Usage
Title (English, ) διακον-Words in Classical, Hellenistic, and Patristic Sources
Author Collins, John N.
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 66, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 287-309 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A scholarly consensus about the interpretation of the διακον - words has been in place for 70 years. The consensus maintains that early Christian writers adopted διακον - words because of their lowly connotations and imbued them with new meanings specific to Christian living and community arrangements. The new meanings had developed on the model of Jesus who came to serve others in self-giving love. A 1990 study of pre-Christian and early Christian Greek claimed to invalidate the consensus, a claim now supported in specialist publications. This paper extends sampling of usage into patristic usage. Implications for exegesis and ecclesiology are immediate.
DOI 10.1163/157007211X586098
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ministry
Terms διακονία διακονια
διακονέω διακονεω
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