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Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


This study was undertaken primarily out of an apparent inability of leadership material to answer the question of "Why" in their studies of change efforts. Despite many scholarly materials on how societal alterations occurs and steps to make social action successful, little has been written regarding the internal influences on individuals involved in these efforts and on how these influences make the leader or group successful. This particular case study has been chosen because of its clear portrayal of various leadership theories including catalytic leadership, charismatic leadership and change theory. Moreover, writings about the Clapham Sect clearly evidence that the foundation of their endeavors is their faith. The scholarly purpose of this paper is to build the bridge between the academic exploration done on societal change movements and the research done on leadership within religious organizations. This link will be done through analysis of the role of faith in the slavery abolitionist ventures of the Clapham Sect.