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Women in Christian leadership : an empirical study of "Youth With A Mission", Germany

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dc.contributor.advisor Kretzschmar, Louise Hornstra-Fuchs, Franziska Anna Sabine
dc.contributor.other Eulenhofer-Mann, Beate (Dr.) 2009-11-05T08:00:07Z 2009-11-05T08:00:07Z 2009-02 2009-02
dc.identifier.citation Hornstra-Fuchs, Franziska Anna Sabine (2009) Women in Christian leadership : an empirical study of "Youth With A Mission", Germany, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract In formal statements, the international organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM) clearly endorses female leaders. In YWAM Germany, however, women are underrepresented in leadership positions. This dissertation seeks to explain this dearth, especially in terms of the role played by Scripture. By means of interviews with leaders in YWAM Germany, possible answers were explored. Surprising for an evangelical organization, the interpretation of Scripture proved not to be a significant factor. Other factors that emerged are church background, the lack of female role models, lower self-confidence of women, and the role of incumbent leadership. The latter appeared to be the most crucial factor, since incumbent leaders, mostly men, select and appoint new leaders. It is likely that in this they are influenced by stereotypical conceptions of the leader as male and inclined to prefer those like themselves. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 185 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Women en
dc.subject Youth with a mission en
dc.subject Evangelicals en
dc.subject Egalitarianism en
dc.subject Christian ethics en
dc.subject Leadership
dc.subject Germany
dc.subject Christians for Biblical equality
dc.subject Christians for Biblical manhood and womanhood
dc.subject Stereotypical gender roles
dc.subject.ddc 200.82
dc.subject.lcsh Women in Christianity
dc.subject.lcsh Christian leadership
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Religious life
dc.title Women in Christian leadership : an empirical study of "Youth With A Mission", Germany en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology M. Th. (Theological Ethics)

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