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Bibil Identifier bibil:223557
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) La notion néotestamentaire de diakonia
Title (French, ) Une difficile renaissance
Author Nebel, Mathias
Journal Revue d'éthique et de théologie morale (Volume: 268)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language French
Pages 79-102 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Le sous-titre est "Une difficile renaissance" sur la couverture et dans les pages contenant les résumés, mais "Une difficile reconnaissance" sur la page de titre de l'article.
Abstract The neotestamentary notion of diakonia has been wrongly interpreted ; a new reading of that notion is necessary in the light of the advent of the reign of the Messiah, awaited by Israel, in the person of Jesus Christ. We must add that diakonia has acquired a specific theological consistency. It is not the simple “serving of tables” popularized by pastoral practice. According to Beyer, it consists of a humble and diligent love for our fellows, especially the poorest. In Germany, the Church has developed new institutions based on this acceptation. Collin’s translation creates an efflorescence of new meanings (saving action, Eucharistic service, the suffering server, etc.). Several evangelical pericopes should be studied: Mk 10, 41-45; Lk 22, 24-27; Jn 18, 33-37 and Mt 25. Diakonia or diakonian refers to the mission of Christ as he accomplishes service to the Father. We must review the exercise of power in Israel as the Old Testament describes it : the king of Israel is king as diakon. Matthew’s Jesus is clearly situated in David’s lineage. His Passion represents a paradoxical royal diaconia. The Church participates in the diaconia of Christ. In this respect, the story of the washing of feet in Jn 13 is the reference. Here, the synonymy between diaconia and ministerium is constructed. Mt 25 establishes what we today call the preferential option for the poor.
DOI 10.3917/retm.268.0079
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Servanthood
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