Moral leadership for a divided age : fourteen people who dared to change our world / David P. Gushee and Colin Holtz. - xiii, 367 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Moral leaders time line -- Introduction: The study of moral leadership -- William Wilberforce 1759-1833 -- Abraham Lincoln 1809-65 -- Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 -- Harriet Tubman 1822?-1913 -- Ida B. Wells-Barnett 1862-1931 -- Mohandas Gandhi 1869-1948 -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-45 -- Mother Teresa 1910-97 -- Oscar Romero 1917-80 -- Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 -- John Paul II 1920-2005 -- Elie Wiesel 1928-2016 -- Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-68 -- Malala Yousafzai 1997- -- Conclusion: Daring to change our world.
"Examines the lives of great leaders of recent centuries to offer models of moral leadership, helping readers discover lessons for their own lives and times"-- We can't help but be inspired by great leaders--those who led lives of moral purpose and in some way left the world a different and better place. Great moral leaders inspire, challenge, and unite us. In the midst of our increasingly divided age, examining remarkable leaders can help us understand the central qualities of moral leadership and discover lessons for our own lives and times. Moral Leadership for a Divided Age explores the lives of fourteen great moral leaders of recent centuries. Short biographies of each leader combine with a tour of their historical context, unique faith, and lasting legacy to paint a vivid picture of moral leadership in action. Through skillful storytelling and honest appraisals of their legacies, we encounter exemplary human beings who are flawed in some ways, gifted in others, but unforgettable all the same. -- !c From publisher's description.
Leadership--Moral and ethical aspects.
Leadership.--Moral and ethical aspects.
HM1261 / .G87 2018