Courage to Lead / Edition 224

Courage to Lead / Edition 224

by James H. Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742502147

ISBN-13: 9780742502147

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book focuses on pastoral and lay leadership in the African American church. It deals with the internal and external issues such as the tendency toward a bifurcated mentality and practice such as the 'this is business' syndrome as well as the social issue of race and affirmative action. Ministers and laity in the black church must actively engage themselves in

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This book focuses on pastoral and lay leadership in the African American church. It deals with the internal and external issues such as the tendency toward a bifurcated mentality and practice such as the 'this is business' syndrome as well as the social issue of race and affirmative action. Ministers and laity in the black church must actively engage themselves in overcoming the inequities that are still endemic to life in urban America. Harris affirms that affirmative action policies are more important than ever in obtaining a degree of social justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742502147
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
807,930
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Pt. ILeadership and Church Administration: New Models and New Practices1
Ch. 1Leadership Matters in Church and Society3
Ch. 2A Philosophy and Theology of Courage and Leadership33
Pt. IIWorking Together: Black Ministers and Laity in the Urban Church67
Ch. 3The Urban Church: Leadership among Clergy and Laity69
Ch. 4We Hold These Truths: What the Laity Expect of the Minister79
Ch. 5Ambivalence among Minister Leaders and Followers115
Ch. 6Leadership in the Urban Church: Implications of the Laity's Expectations127
Pt. IIISpeaking the Truth to Power: Social Ethics, Church Leadership, and Social Policy135
Ch. 7Church Leadership and the Race Issue137
Ch. 8Toward a Constructive Practical Theology163
Notes209
Index219
About the Author225

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