Between Christian love and professional orientation: Reflections on the double bind code of Christian social workers (deaconesses and deacons) in Germany

Johannes Eurich
2017 HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies  
This article highlights the challenges and opportunities of Christian social workers in the tradition of deaconesses and deacons in today's Germany. Their professional self-conception as social workers between church and society is analysed. By this, a new approach of linking up a theological perspective with diaconal professionalism, is presented.
doi:10.4102/hts.v73i2.4687 fatcat:fw4a36kvprczlhhobwmjjdwdmm