An analysis of theological and strategic management perspectives of Moses as a leader

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Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Nicolaides, A. 2015. An analysis of theological and strategic management perspectives of Moses as a leader. Pharos Journal of Theology. 96 (1), pp. 1-16.
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TitleAn analysis of theological and strategic management perspectives of Moses as a leader
AuthorsJansen van Rensburg, M. and Nicolaides, A.
Abstract

Many articles have been written concerning Moses and scholarship generally regards him as a divinely ‘elected’ leader of Judaism. The principle of parsimony has contributed a great deal towards united and simplified explanations of what kind of leader Moses was. For many biblical scholars, Moses possessed a wide array of skills and thus stands out as the foremost personality of the pre-Christian world. He headed a race comprising slaves and led them out of servitude in Egypt in what were exceedingly trying circumstances, to their promised land. However, if we apply the thinking of Plato, Schopenhauer or even Wittgenstein, we should apply a principle of specification and look at different types of discourse. This paper consequently approaches and examines the role of Moses as a leader from both theological and managerial perspectives. It is proposed that while Moses is considered to be a great leader of God’s elect people, the Hebrews, his managerial skills informs many of the modern day management principles despite his actions being embedded in the theological and cultural world in which he operated.

KeywordsMoses; Exodus; Egypt; Promised Land
JournalPharos Journal of Theology
ISSN1018-9556
Electronic2414-3324
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PrintJan 2015
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Deposited31 May 2024
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