Living with Paradox: Religious Leadership and the Genius of Double Vision
Living with Paradox: Religious Leadership and the Genius of Double Vision  -     By: H. Newton Malony
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While acknowledging the unique aspects of the religious enterprise, Malony's approach is grounded in sound management theory. And it is informed by his many decades of experience as a psychologist working in religious organizations. Filled with the stories, examples, and keen insights of a wise teacher, Living with Paradox promises to take leaders from the "tyranny of the or" to the "genius of the and."

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.12 (inches)
ISBN: 0787940577
ISBN-13: 9780787940577

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Individuals who are in religious leadership positions willimmediately recognize the dilemmas or paradoxes described in thisbook. The good news is that Malony offers sound practical advice onhow to deal with them. This book is accurately descriptive andhelpfully prescriptive.
--Douglas Lewis, Wesley Theological Seminary
Malony suggests ways to turn destructive conflict into creativetension. A helpful guide for every religious leader struggling tomake sense out of the colliding interests that buffet manycongregations and other not-for-profit institutions.
--William E. Hull, Samford University
As a leader you must also challenge individuals to makeuncomfortable choices in the service of doing God's work in theworld.
Maloney identifies eight central paradoxes that all religiousleaders--both lay and ordained--must confront. The author shows howthese paradoxes, when viewed as either/or choices or struggledagainst, can whipsaw the leader, tearing the ministry apart.However, embracing paradox and accepting it as a gift allowsreligious leaders to deal successfully with conflict in theirroles, and in so doing, break through to a more powerful connectionwith those to whom they minister.
H. Newton Malony is senior professor of psychology at FullerTheological Seminary, a licensed psychologist, and an ordainedUnited Methodist minister.

Author Bio

NEWTON MALONY is senior professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, a licensed psychologist, and an ordained United Methodist minister. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School, and he received his Ph.D. degree from George Peobody College at Vanderbilt University. Malony has written numerous books on psychology and religion, including Win-Win Relationships and the Psychology of Religion for Ministry. He and his wife live in Pasadena, California.

Editorial Reviews

"Individuals who are in religious leadership positions willimmediately recognize the dilemmas or paradoxes described in thisbook. The good news is that Malony offers sound practical advice onhow to deal with them. This book is accurately descriptive andhelpfully prescriptive." (Douglas Lewis, Wesley TheologicalSeminary)
"Malony suggests ways to turn destructive conflict into creativetension. A helpful guide for every religious leader struggling tomake sense out of the colliding interests that buffet manycongregations and other not-for-profit institutions." (William E.Hull, Samford University)
"Dr. Malony presents a helpful analysis using insights frompsychology, theology, management theory, conflict resolution,practical experience, love of Church, and an ironic spirit. Anyonereading this study will no longer see conflict as an interruptionof the Church mission, but an opportunity to be in ministry." (MarkTrotter, First United Methodist Church, San Diego, California)

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