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Leadership Theory and the Church

IntroductionIntuitively, charismatic and transformational styles of leadership sit well within the Christian ethos. The Bible understood charismatic traits to be gifts of God in the Old1John L. McLaughlin, “Charismatic Leadership in the Bible,” The Bible Today 56, no. 4 (2018) and New Testaments.2Jay A. Conger, “Charismatic Leadership,” in The Sage Handbook of Leadership, ed. Alan…

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PhD in Religious Studies at McGill

Almost five years ago I began a PhD in Religious Studies at McGill University. My major field is New Testament Studies with a minor in Leadership theory. Over the next few months I will be developing a thesis proposal as per the guidelines of the School of Religious Studies.I am interested in the dynamics of…

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Moses – Leader through the Ages

by Victor C. Gavino Introduction The personage of the Biblical Moses was and is deemed by certain quarters to be the most significant and influential figure in Jewish history and tradition1Wolak 5-7; Feldman XV 2007, 5-7; Theophilos 26-27 However, during the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman era, the opinion on Moses was mixed. It is true that…

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The Church and Social Entrepreneurship

by Victor C. Gavino Introduction and Thesis In this age of church decline, growth strategies and leadership traits have come to the fore in what is said to be a “tight religious market.”2Bibby, 2011 Church settings manifest several characteristics analogous to those identified in social entrepreneurial organizations. the analysis of church growth strategies and leadership…

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Dysfunctional Leadership

Dysfunctional Leaders: Examples from Antiquity By Victor C. Gavino Introduction and thesis The concept “dysfunctional leadership” covers a wide spectrum of characteristics, behaviours and strategies of individuals in positions of authority, i.e., leaders, that negatively impact their followers both individually and collectively (Roter, 2017). It is a nascent field of research that is gaining attention…

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