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Church Reform and Leadership of Change
By Ulla Schmidt (editor) and Harald Askeland (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher James Clarke
Publication date January 26, 2017
Pages 218
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780227176184
ISBN-10 0227176189
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $34.00
Other format details religious
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Reforms and processes of change have become an increasingly pervasive characteristic of European Protestant churches in the last fifteen to twenty years. Driven by perceptions of crises, such as declining membership rates, dwindling finances, decreasing participation in church rituals, and less support of traditional church doctrine, but also changes of governance of religion more generally, many churches feel compelled to explore new forms of operations, activities, and organisational structures. What is the inner dynamic and nature of these processes? This book explores this question by applying perspectives from organisational studies and bringing them into dialogue with ecclesiological categories, seeking to provide a richer understanding of the field of processes of change in churches. Among the questions asked are: What are the implications – organisationally and ecclesiologically – of viewing reform as a church practice, and how does this relate to much more comprehensive waves of public sector reforms? How is church leadership configured and exercised, how is democratic leadership related to the authority of ordained ministry, and how does leadership take on new forms in the context of churches? And how do churches incorporate organisational practices of planned change and renewal, such as social entrepreneurship?

Table of Contents

Contributors
List of Tables and Figures
1. Introduction | Harald Askeland, Ulla Schmidt
2. Reforming Majority Churches: Possibilities and Dilemmas | Isolde Karle
3. Motifs and Perspectives in the Reform Process of the Church of Norway | Andreas Aarflot
4. Church Reforms and Public Reforms | Ulla Schmidt
5. Church Leadership and the Management of Meaning in Times of Change: Notes from the Inside | Bim Riddersporre, Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg
6. Church Leadership and Congregational Change: Staff, Volunteers, and the Parish Council | Kjetil Fretheim
7. Reforming the Pastoral Managerial Structure in Church of Norway: Exploring Whether and How the Managerial Role of the Dean Has Been Strengthened | Harald Askeland
8. Clergy Discipline Decisions in the Church of England and the Church of Sweden Compared | Per Hansson
9. A Deliberate Action: Leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church of
Denmark | Karen Marie Sø Leth-Nissen
10. From “Who Is in Charge?” to “How Are We in Charge?”: Is It Time for a Shift in the Leadership Paradigm? | Hege Steinsland
11. Change and Development for the Future: Entrepreneurship in the Church of Sweden | Maria Åkerström


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With Harald Askeland (other contributor) | from James Clarke (January 26, 2017)
9780227176184 | details & prices | 218 pages | List price $34.00
About: Reforms and processes of change have become an increasingly pervasive characteristic of European Protestant churches in the last fifteen to twenty years.
With Harald Askeland (other contributor) | from Pickwick Pubns (December 7, 2015)
9781498223324 | details & prices | 203 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Reforms and processes of change have become an increasingly pervasive characteristic of European Protestant churches in the last fifteen to twenty years.

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