Servant Leadership Revisited: διακονία, Masculinity and Martyrdom in Mark 10:42–45

Peter Ben Smit*

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Abstract

Mark 10:42–45 is a key text for discussions of ‘diakonia’ and the related ministry of
‘deacons’ in the church. This paper uses a gender-critical approach to analyse the text, in the course of which a new exegetical proposal is made. It is argued not only that this text makes a somewhat subversive proposal for leadership, but also that our understanding of it can be furthered by means of masculinities studies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-305
Number of pages22
JournalEcclesiology
Volume14
Issue number3
Early online date13 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Diakonia
  • Gender
  • Gospel of Mark
  • Masculinities studies
  • Ministry
  • Servant leadership

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