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The Religious Leadership
The Religious Leadership

Author(s): Cosmin Tudor Ciocan
Subject(s): Pastoral Theology
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: Prophetism; religiousness; leadership;
Summary/Abstract: Religion is by far one of the oldest and most complex systems of leadership. Due to this background, many sociologists asserted that religion is, in fact, the strongest and most useful way of imposing obedience over people without giving something substantial (material) in return1. Being so controversial and disputed, religious leadership has also several types of getting control over masses, as regarding to the mundane leadership. Mostly these types of control are faith-based grounded and even more, divinely ‘giving’, as almost all religious leaders claim. Then why these types of religious leadership are so different and fundamentally opposed in most cases, I mean if they are all revealed by a divine power? On the other hand, what if these claims are merely a smokescreen behind which leaders to fulfill their own selfish interests? While approaching issues related to different types of religious leadership, its attributes and artificial means of reaching such a position in any religion, I will try to find also answers for the questions above.

  • Page Range: 173-191
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English