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"Two souls" leadership: dynamic interplay of Ubuntu, Western and New Testament leadership values

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. G.A. Khathide, Prof. H. Viviers and Prof. W.J. Hattingh en
dc.contributor.author Mzondi, Abraham Modisa Mkhondo
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-20T06:35:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-20T06:35:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-20T06:35:43Z
dc.date.submitted 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3240
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en
dc.description.abstract The post-1994 South African society has become humanistic, pluralistic and tolerant. The era is characterised by a call and commitment to build a non–racial, non–sexist, and non–discriminatory society enshrined in the constitution of the Republic of South Africa. These conditions challenge African evangelical leaders to minister the gospel without losing their faith and cultural identity. They also provide such leaders with an opportunity to effectively minister the gospel to others within their cultures and value systems. In an earlier study, which described how leaders of this type have developed and which values influenced them, the researcher discovered that: (a) these leaders follow the same developmental phases mentioned in Clinton‘s leadership emergence pattern and (b) the family played an important role in influencing, shaping and passing certain values to these leaders. In addition to these observations, the results of the completed questionnaires in the earlier study reflect that the leaders who participated in the previous study were significantly influenced by African and Western values. The influence of theses sets of values was referred to as operating with ―two souls‖, a condition which indicates that a person is simultaneously embracing both African and Western values without creating a dichotomy. The implication is that these leaders have embraced both kinds of values in their ministry and daily lives, without realising it. The researcher based the current study upon the recommendation that a qualitative study on African evangelical leadership development be conducted to determine areas that the researcher did not cover earlier. Based upon this recommendation he engaged in three tasks which constitute the purpose of this study: to (a) compare Ubuntu with Western values among African evangelical leaders in the same district and relate these values to New Testament leadership values, (b) argue that the ministry context of African evangelical leaders in the district dictates that they operate with ―two souls‖, and (c) develop a leadership training module for evangelical leaders in the district who participated in the study to enable them to minister in the culturally diverse, humanistic and pluralistic society of South Africa. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Ubuntu (Philosophy) en
dc.subject Social values en
dc.subject Christian leadership en
dc.subject Training of religious leaders en
dc.title "Two souls" leadership: dynamic interplay of Ubuntu, Western and New Testament leadership values en
dc.type Thesis en

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