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Shepherd or one of the sheep: revisiting the biblical metaphor of the pastorate

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dc.contributor.author Kinnison, Quentin P.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-27T22:17:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-27T22:17:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Kinnison, Quentin P. "Shepherd or One of the Sheep: Revisiting the Biblical Metaphor of the Pastorate." Journal of Religious Leadership 9, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 59-91. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11418/286
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the shepherding metaphor as used throughout the biblical narrative in contrast to how that metaphor is used in the modern church. In particular, it implies that our current approach to modern church leadership may actually hinder the kind of leadership necessary in changing situations and times. By investigating Old and New Testament usages, this article demonstrates that much of the modern tendency toward expert, professionalized leadership, as exemplified by the office of pastor, may be out of touch with the main metaphor used to describe pastoral leadership. Suggestions are made as to how revisiting the dangerous memories of the biblical understanding of shepherd leadership can benefit the church and its leaders, toward a more holistic and integrated form of leadership that will encourage reliance on the church’s one Shepherd during times of transition and difficult change. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Academy of Religious Leadership en_US
dc.subject Clergy--Office--Biblical teaching en_US
dc.title Shepherd or one of the sheep: revisiting the biblical metaphor of the pastorate en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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