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dc.contributor.advisorFirth, Peter
dc.contributor.advisorLuke, David
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Hamilton
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Mark G.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-09T07:58:23Z
dc.date.available2022-06-09T07:58:23Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-01
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626937/Mark%20Patterson%20final%20thesis.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationPatterson, M. G. (2021). The competing values of Elim leaders in Northern Ireland: A theological and practical response [Unpublished doctoral thesis]. University of Chester.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626937
dc.description.abstractThis thesis identifies how competing values divided transgenerational leaders from the Elim Movement in Northern Ireland (NI) over the last four decades. Divisions increased between leaders with competing values after changes to long-held beliefs and practices, which they never openly discussed until this research. This thesis also uses theological reflection to suggest how the situation may improve for leaders with competing values if they unite relationally to limit divisions and embrace their diversity. As an Elim leader, the researcher’s position allowed access to interview ten colleagues from NI for a qualitative investigation into their competing values in a field ready for extensive doctoral research. The “four voices of theology” model provided the structure for focused engagement with literature and empirical research to systematically examine four areas where leaders’ values competed: core principles, perspectives, differences and changes. The researcher reflected theologically on the field results to justify a unifying model that was always available but never intentionally prioritised. This model includes unifying values from the Apostles’ Doctrine and Fellowship in Acts 2:42 that leaders can prioritise in future collaboration. This thesis shows that it is apposite for Elim leaders to unite in closer relationships to embrace their diversity. Moreover, as a collaborative critique, this thesis hopes to contribute to practical theology by determining how Elim leaders’ competing values in NI are inevitable and can stop or stimulate progress for future practitioners and researchers.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectElim leadersen_US
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden_US
dc.subjectleadershipen_US
dc.titleThe Competing Values of Elim Leaders in Northern Ireland: A Theological and Practical Responseen_US
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_US
dc.type.qualificationnameDMinen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
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