9781598560176

Passionate Visionary : Leadership Lessons from the Apostle Paul

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    9781598560176

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    1598560174

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-30
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
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Summary

In this book on the principles of transformational leadership, Dr. Richard S. Ascough, a noted biblical scholar, and Dr. Charles A. Cotton, an expert in organizational leadership, team up to explore the Apostle Paul's leadership insight and practice. Outlining key principles drawn from Paul's words and example, Ascough and Cotton paint a portrait of Paul as a chaordic leader who was able to create within communities "enough structure and enough space that they become self-organized and productive." Book jacket.

Author Biography

Dr. Richard S. Ascough is Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at Queen's University, Canada

Table of Contents

Introduction: Paul and Leadership 9(14)
Part I: The Passionate Visionary
1. Paradigm Busting (Galatians 1:13-24)
23(7)
2. Sharing the Vision (Romans 15:22-29)
30(7)
3. Creating Shared Space (Philippians 2:2-4)
37(7)
4. Driving Forward Through Adversity (2 Corinthians 11:16-28)
44(11)
Part II: Inspirational Links with Others
5. Centrality of Relationships (Romans 14:1-2, 13-23; 15:1-2)
55(8)
6. Encouraging Followers (Philippians 1:3-11)
63(7)
7. Personal Transparency (2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4)
70(7)
8. Networking and Staying in Touch (Romans 16:1-6)
77(10)
Part III: Nurturing Community
9. Shared Leadership and Teamwork Ethos (1 Corinthians 16:5-12)
87(7)
10. Community Building and Norms (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12)
94(6)
11. Clarifying Boundaries (Galatians 5:13-15)
100(8)
12. Abrasive Encounters (Galatians 3:1-4)
108(9)
Part IV: Compassionate Concern
13. Celebrating Diversity (1 Corinthians 12:12-31)
117(9)
14. Advocating for Others (Philemon 10-18)
126(9)
15. Giving up Control (1 Corinthians 3:3-15)
135(9)
16. Compassion as the Bottom Line (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
144(7)
Conclusion: Paul the "Chaordic" Leader 151(16)
Endnotes 167(26)
Resources for Further Reading 193(2)
Pauline Maxims for Modern Leaders 195(2)
Scripture Index 197

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