Leading Christian Communities

C. Kavin Rowe
Wm. B. Eerdmans
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Book cover for "Leading Christian Communities"

C. Kavin Rowe, the George Washington Ivey Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, has written a new book on how to cultivate a thriving Christian community in a disconnected culture.

The new book, Leading Christian Communities, was published in June by Wm. B. Eerdmans. The book address the questions: What does it mean to be a Christian community? And what does it mean to lead one? How does a pastor address today’s challenges, from lack of faith in institutions, to conflict in the church, to the tension between tradition and innovation?

Rowe addresses these topics and a multitude of others in this collection of keen essays. Bite-size and conversational, yet deeply rooted in Scripture and recent pastoral theology, the essays in Leading Christian Communities reflect on the shaping of Christian leaders for the flourishing of their communities. Pastors and seminarians, as well as all those involved in church ministry, will find inspiration and insight in these pages.

Rowe, who is also the associate dean of the faculty at the Divinity School and a former Fulbright Scholar, is the author of Christianity's Surprise: A Sure and Certain Hope (Abingdon Press, 2020), One True Life: the Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions (Yale University Press, 2016), World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Early Narrative Christology (de Gruyter, 2006, reprint, Baker Academic, 2009). He has published multiple scholarly articles, co-edited two books, serves on the editorial board of several international peer-review journals, and frequently writes articles for Faith & Leadership online magazine.