Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life

Shann Ray Ferch

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Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life

Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity Servant Leadership as a Way of Life In a fresh rendering of the role of leaders as healers Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity considers love and power in the midst of personal political and social upheaval Unexpected atroci

  • Title: Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life
  • Author: Shann Ray Ferch
  • ISBN: 9780739169483
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a fresh rendering of the role of leaders as healers, Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity considers love and power in the midst of personal, political, and social upheaval Unexpected atrocity coexists alongside the quiet subtleties of mercy, and people and nations currently encounter a world in which not even the certainties of existence remain even as grace caIn a fresh rendering of the role of leaders as healers, Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity considers love and power in the midst of personal, political, and social upheaval Unexpected atrocity coexists alongside the quiet subtleties of mercy, and people and nations currently encounter a world in which not even the certainties of existence remain even as grace can sometimes arise under the most difficult circumstances Ultimately, Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity is a book about the alienation and intimacy at war within us all Ferch speaks to categorical human transgressions in the hope that readers will be compelled to examine their own prejudices and engage the moral responsibility to evoke in their own personal life, work life, and larger national communities a humane and life giving coexistence In addition to a primary focus on servant leadership, the book addresses three interwoven aspects of social responsibility 1 the nature of personal responsibility 2 the nature of privilege and the conscious and unconscious violence against humanity often harbored in a blindly privileged stance, and 3 the encounter with forgiveness and forgiveness asking grounded in a personal and collective obligation to the well being of humanity Modernist and postmodernist notions of the will to meaning are considered against the philosophical notion of the will to power The book examines the everyday existence of human values in a time when we inhabit a world filled as much with unwarranted cruelty as with the disarming nature of authentic and life affirming love The book asks the question Can ultimate forgiveness change the heart of violence In Forgiveness and Power, people are challenged not only by the work of profound thought leaders such as Mandela, Tutu, but also Simone Weil, Vaclav Havel, Emerson, Mary Oliver, Martin Luther King, Paulo Freire, bell hooks, and Robert Greenleaf The hope of the book is that people of all ages and creeds come to a deeper understanding and of personal and collective responsibility for leadership that helps heal the heart of the world.

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    One thought on “Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life

    1. Beth Armstrong on said:

      Allow me to begin by saying that I am not one to hand out 5-star ratings easily. Know this is a powerful and profound book, one that, like a good steak, requires time to chew. Allow yourself time to sit with the ideas Shann presents. Better yet, start to live into them and see the profound impact this will have on your life and the lives of those around you.

    2. Terri Stewart on said:

      A fruitful book that delves into Servant Leadership especially in the face of the current atrocities that are occurring in our societies. I thought that the spots on forgiveness came later in the book and could have been broader and deeper. I appreciate the writing style of Shann Ferch as he has a descriptive and poetic style. In the church world, servant leadership gets talked about a lot. "Be like Jesus," they say. For women, that often means that we are the ones expected to do the serving. Sh [...]

    3. Mark on said:

      In this expansive analysis of servant leadership, Shann Ray Ferch examines a humanist model of leadership, and some of its models in the modern political landscape. The author finds in servant leadership a paradigm for both personal development and an attitude toward leadership that is both humble and empowering, yet capable of great strength. Using the work of Robert Greenleaf as a foundation, Ferch lays out essential characteristics of servant leadership, which flows naturally from the belief [...]

    4. Tim on said:

      It took me a year to read this book because I would read a few pages or a chapter and stop to let it sink in. A view of servant leadership as practiced by the author with references throughout to great leaders like Mandela and MLK. I look forward to reading this book again at some point and would not hesitate to recommend it. I'm left inspired and with much still to ponder.

    5. Anna B on said:

      An interesting read for a class on corporate justice in America.

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