“A Change Is Gonna Come”: Spiritual Leadership for Social Change in the United States

  • Thad Williamson
Part of the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series (JSL)


The religious impulse has three distinct dimensions. The first consists of humanity’s efforts to name, confront, and comprehend the ultimate: that is, the fundamental questions of why anything exists, how that which exists came to be, who or what has set this process in motion (and perhaps even guides it now).


Social Justice Religious Tradition Political Liberalism Moral Conviction Comprehensive Doctrine 
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