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Bibil Identifier bibil:221414
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Leadership in Acts through a Social Capital Lens
Author Nell, Ian A.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 30, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 61-67 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Social capital can be defined in various ways. In most of these definitions at least three dimensions can be distinguished. First there is ‘bonding’ (the horizontal relationships between people operating within different social networks and with specific norms and values). The second dimension is ‘bridging’ (bonds that transcend differences in religion, ethnicity, culture and socio-economic status). This dimension prevents horizontal ties from becoming the basis for narrow and even sectarian interests. Normally, a third dimension called ‘linking’ also forms part of social capital, and ideological aspects come into focus here. This dimension includes aspects such as justice, political power and the equitable distribution of income and property. When leadership in Acts is analysed through the lenses of these multi-focal spectacles, interesting perspectives are discovered that can enrich theories on leadership. These discoveries can also open up new perspectives on aspects of being a missional church in our South African context from within the context of Acts.
DOI 10.4102/ve.v30i2.87
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Contextual Interpretation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 1,15-1,26
Acts of the Apostles 10-11
Acts of the Apostles 15,1-15,35
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