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If This Is the Way the World Works: Science, Congregations, and Leadership
In If This Is the Way the World Works William O. Avery and Beth Ann Gaede ask two primary questions: First, what principles from science are so broadly accepted that scientists themselves are willing to say, "This is the way the world works"? Second, how do congregations and their leaders behave when they operate in concert with these seemingly universal principles? Avery ...more
Paperback, 173 pages
Published November 19th 2007 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 2007)
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This book takes some of the main insights from complexity science and notes some theological and congregational leadership implications. A lot of this is matching up existing ideas about leadership in churches with notes about the way that the world works according to complexity theories. Along the way the reader gets a good introduction to those main insights from the science.