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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742502147
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 224
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Henry Harris is professor of pastoral theology at Virginia Union University and senior minister of Second Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. In addition to numerous articles and lectures, he has published a number of books including: Preaching Liberation and Pastoral Theology: A Black Church Perspective.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Leadership and Church Administration: New Models and New Practices 1
Ch. 1 Leadership Matters in Church and Society 3
Ch. 2 A Philosophy and Theology of Courage and Leadership 33
Pt. II Working Together: Black Ministers and Laity in the Urban Church 67
Ch. 3 The Urban Church: Leadership among Clergy and Laity 69
Ch. 4 We Hold These Truths: What the Laity Expect of the Minister 79
Ch. 5 Ambivalence among Minister Leaders and Followers 115
Ch. 6 Leadership in the Urban Church: Implications of the Laity's Expectations 127
Pt. III Speaking the Truth to Power: Social Ethics, Church Leadership, and Social Policy 135
Ch. 7 Church Leadership and the Race Issue 137
Ch. 8 Toward a Constructive Practical Theology 163
Notes 209
Index 219
About the Author 225
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