A comparison between the diaconates of Lutheran Church--Canada and the New Testament

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  • In 1999 Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) established its office of deacon. Is LCC's conception of this office consistent with the New Testament evidence? To answer this question, the following approach is taken. The study is divided into five chapters. The first chapter examines the development of the LCC diaconate and establishes points of comparison with the New Testament. The second chapter examines the diakon- word- group and is a foundation for the exegesis of later chapters. Chapters three through five examine Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13, Acts 6:1-6 and Romans 16:1 and establish a definition of the New Testament deacon based on those passages. The diaconates of the New Testament and LCC are then compared in a concluding section. Although some differences are noted and examined, this thesis shows that the two diaconates are consistent with each other, and any differences are insignificant.

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