Charisma and the Exemplary Saint: Narratives and Names



This chapter focuses on the model of Islamic leadership in this particular cultural context. Specifically, Cone explores the exemplary model of charismatic leadership in the context of Guo Gongbei through considering narratives about the saints and the system of generational naming. It is argued that the capabilities, habits, and qualities of person stressed in the stories told about the saints, and the specific meanings of the generational names, serve to generate a particular kind of charismatic exemplar in this context.


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  1. 1.Asian University for WomenChittagongBangladesh

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