Preliminary studies for a training manual for deacons in a Korean-American church
Chong Soo Lim
This thesis project presents the author's research on the origin of the "diaconate" in preparation for writing a manual for use in the Korean-American church. Korean scholars to date follow an old tradition which derives "diakonos" from "dia" (through) and "konis" (dust.) But this derivation is a case of confusion of "diakonio" (pulvere, to in the dust) with "diakoneo" (to serve.) The author exegetes Acts 6 discussing the Grecian Jews, the Hebrews, and the Samaritans. Finally a study of the "diaconate" in church history is presented including the qualifications from Acts 6:3 and I Timothy 3:8-13.
Degree Granting Institution
Glenn A Koch
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