An Historical and Critical Analysis of Leadership Education of African American Protestant Clergy within University-Based Black Church Studies Programs
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The purpose of this dissertation is to reflect on African American clergy leadership education at university-based seminaries in the United States. It examines the history of African American clergy leadership education and African American theological reflection that informs such educational programs. Qualitative data gathered from interviews of persons who have participated in African American clergy leadership education programs serve as a measure of program effectiveness by offering crucial information to African American clergy who serve both church and community. The conclusion of the dissertation offers recommendations for the development of programs for African American clergy leadership education at university-based seminaries.