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Living with paradox : religious leadership and the genius of double vision

Author: H Newton Malony
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Malony identifies the eight central paradoxes that all religious leaders must confront, showing how when viewed as either/or choices they can tear a ministry apart and how embracing the truth of both  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Malony, H. Newton.
Living with paradox.
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, ©1998
(OCoLC)605387015
Online version:
Malony, H. Newton.
Living with paradox.
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, ©1998
(OCoLC)607814212
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Newton Malony
ISBN: 0787940577 9780787940577
OCLC Number: 38055894
Description: xv, 144 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Religious leadership and paradox --
Paradoxes in the religious leader's role --
Person and position : being true to oneself and to congregational expectations --
Prophet, priest, and king : playing three roles that become confounded --
Paradoxes of perspective --
Inclusivity and exclusivity : appreciating both uniqueness and universality in faith convictions --
Timely and timeless : applying the Bible's eternal truths to present circumstances --
Paradoxes built into the structure of religious congregations --
For-profit and not-for-profit : balancing the books while serving a larger purpose --
Persona and organization : running an efficient organization in which people feel deeply recognized --
Paradoxes of congregational mission --
Product and process : valuing ends and means equally --
Mission and maintenance : moving the congregation toward achieving its goals while fostering goodwill and group cohesion --
Conclusion : leading others to double vision.
Responsibility: H. Newton Malony ; foreword by Max De Pree.
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