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Strategies of Leadership in the Bible

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Course ID: WT-DTE-WSL Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.2 / (unknown)
Course title: Strategies of Leadership in the Bible Name in Polish: Strategies of Leadership in the Bible
Department: Institute of General Theology
Course groups: Courses at UKSW
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Language: English
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Short description:

The course is devoted to theoretical and practical acquaintance with various strategies of leadership, which are presented in the Bible. Originally, the course was a part of MBA Christian Leadership studies.

Full description:

The Bible is an inspired text, whose main aim is to reveal the relationships between humans and God. However, it also presents a whole variety of leadership strategies and tactics, which may be successfully used also in modern times. They often differ from the strategies of leadership, which are described in modern manuals of management. However, precisely this particularity of biblical strategies of leadership constitutes its unique value. It teaches unconventional thinking and creative, innovative approach to complex problems, which may be encountered in modern social and professional groups. Moreover, biblical strategies of leadership help to find not only effective ways of leading groups and solving problems, but also one's own place in complex interpersonal relations: with other humans and with God.


1. I. J. Elmer, 'Family Feud: Paul's Response to the Internecine Crisis in Galatia', in D. C. Sim and P. Allen (eds.), Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts as Crisis Management Literature: Thematic Studies from the Centre for Early Christian Studies (Library of New Testament Studies 445; T&T Clark: London and New York 2012), 46-61.

2. D. C. Sim, 'Fighting on All Fronts: Crisis Management in the Gospel of Matthew', in ibid., 62-78.

3. E. Dowling, 'Monitoring Women's Roles: Luke's Response to a Crisis of Acceptability in the Roman Empire', in ibid., 79-94.

4. M. L. Coloe, 'Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Re-evaluating Nicodemus (John 3.1-10)', in ibid., 95-111.

5. C. Lawless, 'Paul and Leadership Development', in R. L. Plummer and J. M. Terry (eds.), Paul's Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours (IVP Academic: Downers Grove, IL 2012), 216-234.

Learning outcomes:

EK 1 (por. TMA_W07): has well-ordered and detailed knowledge concerning biblical strategies of leadership

EK 2 (por. TMA_U01, TMA_K05): compares various presentations of problems related to leadership in various scholarly sources, thus perceiving the need of a multifaceted approach to complex problems

EK 3 (cf. TMA_U17): creates his/her own analysis (case study) of a selected problem related to strategies of leadership, written in Polish or in English on the basis of the literature pertaining to the subject and of the contents of the course

EK 4 (cf. TMA_U18): is able to participate independently and actively in a scholarly discussion led in English

Participation in classes: 30 hours, preparation for classes: 15 hours, independent analysis of the contents of classes: 30 hours, writing the semestral paper: 25 hours - totally 100 hours (4 points ECTS)

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

EK 1 - continuous evaluation and semestral paper

EK 2 - semestral paper

EK 3 - semestral paper

EK 4 - continuous evaluation and checking the list of participants

Final assessment: dependent on the realization of learning outcomes: EK 1: 40%, EK 2: 10%, EK 3: 40%, EK 4: 10%

For achieving a positive grade, the number of unjustified absences from classes may not exceed 3.

The semestral paper should contain min. 4000 characters (with spaces).

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