As One with Authority: Reflective Leadership in Ministry

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Religion - 234 pages
Jackson Carroll focuses on reclaiming a healthy understanding of authority in the church by reviewing the meaning and foundation of clergy authority and examining how his authority has been used and abused. Carroll asks how a sense of clergy authority might be recovered--one that honors shared ministry among clergy and lay leaders while it appreciates the distinctive leadership tasks of each clergyperson. To recover this sense, Carroll proposes a model of reflective leadership and uses practical examples to illustrate this method.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
As One Without Authority?
13
Authority Is Not a FourLetter Word
34
The Relational Dimension of Authority
61
Authority and Ecclesiology
79
The Central Tasks of Leadership
97
The Dynamics
119
The Structure of Reflective Leadership
148
Representing the Sacred and Reflective
181
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About the author (1991)

Jackson W. Carrollis Williams Professor Emeritus of Religion and Society at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Carroll is author, coauthor, or editor of fourteen books and numerous articles, and he has lectured widely, both in the United States and abroad.

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