Modern Metaphors of Christian Leadership

Exploring Christian Leadership in a Contemporary Organizational Context

  • Joshua D. Henson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lorianne Samuel Smith
    Pages 95-113
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 309-314

About this book


This book explores contemporary metaphors of leadership from a biblical or church historical perspective. It seeks to understand the cultural, social, and organizational metaphors from the Bible and the implications for contemporary organizations. Addressing issues such as communication, mentorship, administration, motivation, change management, education, and coaching, the authors explore concepts related to both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. This book will be a valuable addition to the leadership literature in showing how biblical leadership principles can be used in contemporary organizations.

Joshua Henson is Adjunct Professor in the School of Business & Leadership at Regent University, USA. He serves as the Editor of the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership and published the collaborative work Evaluating Employee Performance through Christian Virtues.


Christian Leadership Organizational Leadership Biblical Leadership Contemporary Leadership Coaching Authentic Leadership Servant Leadership Crisis Management Mentoring Spiritual Leadership Spirituality in Business Stewardship Innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua D. Henson
    • 1
  1. 1.Regent UniversityOcalaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-36579-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-36580-6
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