A Theology Of Leadership, Not Management: Trinitarian Mission And Baptismal Discipleship

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Stephen Bevans


The understanding of leadership and or experience of leaders have permanently changed, and the key questions for today’s no longer issues of task and structure but are questions of spirit. The models of leadership are connecting with mission hence the roots ministry are not in the acquisition of skills, but in a changed attitude toward others, a conversion, and a new way of looking at the world. In this perspective is presented a theology of leadership: tree theological paradigm shifts, Trinitarian Mission and baptismal discipleship.


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Bevans, S. (1). A Theology Of Leadership, Not Management: Trinitarian Mission And Baptismal Discipleship. Annales Missiologici Posnanienses, (22), 9-19. https://doi.org/10.14746/amp.2017.22.1
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Stephen Bevans, Catholic Theological Union

Stephen Bevans SVD, is a priest of the Society of the Divine Word. Ordained in 1971, he served from 1972 until 1981 as a missionary to the Philippines and is currently the Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Professor of Mission and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, where he has taught since 1986. Fr. Bevans has lectured all over the world, including the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany and Italy, and in many places in the United States as well. He is the author of Models of Contextual Theology (Orbis, 1992), An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective (Orbis, 2009), and, with Roger Schroeder, Constants in Context (Orbis, 2004) and Prophetic Dialogue (Orbis, 2011). He has served as president of the American Society of Missiology (2006) and on the board of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America (2007-2009).


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