"This handbook comprises a rich, eclectic collection of scholarly essays offering a "snapshot of religious leadership in the United States in 2013."...Very sensibly, in addition to major movements, trends, and themes, the work gives proper attention to leaders of special prominence....With its energetic, eclectic approach, this work makes a unique contribution to the study of leadership, and is sure to be welcomed enthusiastically. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."
"Editor Sharon Henderson Callahan has completed a monumental task in these two volumes, editing articles from more than one hundred perspectives on religious leadership. ... Two well-developed volumes with accompanying resource lists after each article and a thirty-page index provide leaders and scholars with an impressive array of topics for the field of religious leadership. The reference material surveys most of the topics that can be found in any leadership curriculum, conversation, or leadership formation practice. ...
"This reference handbook is a truly amazing collection of articles on the nature, context, exercise and goals of religious leadership (RL). ...The handbook also serves well as an extensive collection of expressions of religious leadership. It provides numerous texts for the study and comparison of structures and styles of religious leadership in their relationship to social and religious contexts. ...It provides rich descriptions that help to develop our understanding of the typologies of religious leadership.
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