What does it mean to be a distinctive deacon in the Church of England today?

Sorensen, Anna Katrine Elizabeth (2018) What does it mean to be a distinctive deacon in the Church of England today? DPT thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis outlines the history of the distinctive diaconate within the Church of England, and the understanding of the diaconate contained with the Ordinal. It explores the experience of distinctive deacons within the Church of England today. It does so through interviews with a respondent cohort of sixteen distinctive deacons in active ministry.

Secondly, this thesis explores the reasons why the distinctive diaconate has failed to grow and flourish. It does so by drawing attention to the ways in which the distinctive diaconate has been misused, and the inability of the Church hierarchy to act upon the recommendations of various reports that is has commissioned. It also explores the effect that collegial relationships, stipendiary status, and methods of deployment have had on this ministry.

In its conclusion, this thesis presents an argument for the retention and development of the distinctive diaconate in the ministry of the Church of England.

Item Type: Thesis (DPT)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Ministry, Church of England, distinctive diaconate, Readers, ordination.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Methuen, Rev'd Dr Charlotte
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Reverend Anna Sorensen
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-30917
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 10:08
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 09:16
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/30917
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