The study of leadership has evolved over the years, focusing on different approaches. In the early nineteenth century, leadership study focused on the traits, skills, and behavioral and situational approaches of leaders. In recent years the focus has emphasized servant leadership, authenticity, and charisma. This article focuses on the charismatic leadership theory propounded by Max Weber. This article aims at analyzing the charismatic leadership style of evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. The article starts with a definition of leadership followed by an overview of charismatic leadership and then delves into the life of Bonnke with a biographical sketch of his life. The article brings to light Bonnke’s influence, contributions to the Spirit-empowered Movement, and leadership style. It concludes with a summative assessment of this leadership paradigm.
Obara, Charles Morara
"A Critical Analysis of Reinhard Bonnke’s Charismatic Leadership Paradigm,"
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology: Vol. 7:
2, Article 10.
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