Ruth Reynard

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A Discussion of Power as it Relates to a Local Church Context

Ruth Reynard

Power relations, then, are either coercive or generative and, within a church, either absolute or negotiable based on how power is perceived and distributed within the church organization. The complexities of applying religious characteristics to power that is really a socio-cultural construct can cause restrictions in growth and distortions in representations. Most of all, power relations within a church group can either include or exclude participation from members and visitors.

Journal article