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The First Century Church and the Ministry of Women
Part 1: Phoebe and the Ministry of Women

Part 2: Ancient Latin Texts in which Phoebe is regarded as an official deacon
Part 3: Phoebe’s role in Paul’s mission to Spain
Part 4: Deacons in the Philippian Church and Phoebe
Part 5: Deacons in the Ephesian Church and Phoebe as Patron
Part 6: Deacons and women in the Apostolic Fathers
Part 7: Summary and Conclusion


The following is the bibliography for a paper entitled “The Roles of Diakonoi, Male and Female, in the Apostolic and Post-Apostolic Church (c. 40-120) with Special Reference to Phoebe of Cenchrea”.  I have adapted and posted chapters from this paper on this website.  See links above.


Ancient Sources

Anon., Didascalia Apostolorum, R. Hugh Connolly (transl.) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1929) 147-148.

Anon., “Apostolic Constitutions”, James Donaldson (transl.). From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 7. Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe (eds) (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. <http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/07152.htm>.

Chrysostom, John, “Homily 14 on Acts”;Homily 30 on Romans”; “Homily 31 on Romans”; “Homily 13 on Philippians”; “Homily 11 on First Timothy”, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series, Vol. 11 and vol. 13. Philip Schaff (ed.) (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1889.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight.

Clement of Rome, “The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians”, Charles H. Hoole (transl.) (1885),  Early Christian Writings <http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/1clement-hoole.html>

Clement of Rome, “The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians”, J.B. Lightfoot (transl.) (no date) Early Christian Writings <http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/1clement-lightfoot.html>

Cyril of Jerusalem,  “Catechetical Lecture XVII”, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 7, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace (eds) (T&T Clark: Edinburgh) <http://ecmarsh.com/fathers/npnf2/NPNF2-07/Npnf2-07-22.htm#P2364_670434>

Irenaeus, “Against Heresies”,  Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 1, Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe (eds) (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight.  <http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0103312.htm>

Martyr, Justin, “First Apology, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 1. Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe (eds) (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. <http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0126.htm>

Pliny the Younger,  Youcjeters ff Jliny the Younger,/em>,  10.96-97  &Betey Radic (transl.) (1Harmndsworh, iMiddes ex Phengun KBook, 1926) 1pp.293-295

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