Moral Leadership for a Divided Age
14 People Who Dared to Change Our World
WHO: David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University; and Colin Holtz, a writer and strategist.
THEY SAY: “Studying moral leaders forces us out of a world where yesterday seems like eons ago and reminds us of the slow pace and unstable direction of human society.”
THE BIG IDEA: By exploring the lives of 14 great moral leaders, we can learn how their legacies can impact us today.
In 14 chapters the authors explore the lives of 14 moral leaders: William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mohandas Gandhi, Dietich Bonhoeffer, Mother Teresa, Oscar Romero, Nelson Mandela, John Paul II, Elie Wiesel, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malala Yousafzai.
Each chapter examines the historical context closely; looks at the leader’s personal background, professional trajectory and vocation; considers character qualities, family choices and social relationships; studies criticism, conflict and failure; practices respectful engagement; and look at how we can apply these lessons to our lives.