Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The religious context blurs vision and judgment when looking at issues related to matters that can be construed as theological matters. Religious issues are anchored deep inside individuals and the slightest challenge or questioning of an individuals beliefs brings about defensiveness. Long standing traditions are extremely difficult to change much less do way with. The structure of the two organizations clearly has an impact on the type and style of leadership practiced.
The Presbyterian Church structure, the denominational structure that places the power in the hands of the people was a direct response to the abuses found in the Catholic Church structure. The structure of Morning Star International closely mirrors that of the Catholic Church with a few minor differences. One structure is not necessarily better than the other but they do produce different outcomes which each organization should be aware of.
Winters, Jeremiah Robert, "Trusting organizations : organizational structure, trust, and the implications for leaders" (2003). Honors Theses. 1161.