The Hermeneutics of Jesuit Leadership in Higher Education: The Meaning and Culture of Catholic-Jesuit Presidents

1st Edition

Maduabuchi Muoneme, S.J.

Routledge
Published March 24, 2017
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138631885 - CAT# Y322647
Series: Routledge Research in Educational Leadership

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Summary

With a focus on seven Jesuit university leaders emeriti and the late University of Notre Dame President Father Theodore Hesburgh, this book offers a critical analysis of the common values, philosophies, and leadership practices of Jesuit-Catholic university presidents within the broader higher education context. Looking at the impact of these leaders’ spirituality on their leadership styles, The Hermeneutics of Jesuit Leadership illuminates the influence of their common perspectives and leadership styles on university policy and culture. Offering a clear framework for Jesuit-Catholic organizational culture in higher education, the author explores the key lessons and practices that can be derived from the presidents’ similar leadership ideals and qualities.

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