1.Choose one story: Plato’s “Parable of the Cave” or the Book of Genesis in the King James Bible. You do not need to read both.
- Write an Essay about it.
“The Book of Genesis in the The King James Bible”
Each culture has its own story about the creation of the earth and all life on earth. The creation story in Chapter 1 in Genesis is widely known around the world because it has been taught in all Judeo-Christian cultures. When Europeans settlers, who were predominantly Christian, arrived in the new world, they began communicating with American Indians and learning their religious stories. They learned of the many creation stories from thousands of tribal nations. The culture clashes that began almost immediately and still exist today in America can be traced back to differences in these stories because of the different implications regarding the purpose and meaning of life. Read the creation story from the King James Bible in Genesis. Then read another creation stories such as Iroquois nation story.
Direction for essay:
- Find one creation story other than the one in the Book of Genesis and compare it to the Adam and Eve story.
- What do they have in common, for example: the use of animals or trees, good vs. evil, children, important numbers, relationship to God, language used by deity in the story, relationship to the responsibly of taking care of the earth?
- According to the two creation stories, what is the relationship between
humans and other life on earth?
have it or how then can gain it. It becomes the responsibility of the organisation to have policies in place to provide leaders with some positional power, usually by establishing a clear hierarchal structure. By establishing a hierarchy, the leader is perceived by the group to be able to make demands and expect compliance from them giving the leader legitimate power (French and Raven, 1959). Secondly, by providing the leader with the ability to reward compliance and punish non compliance from the group, the leader has reward and coercive power (French and Raven, 1959). To obtain complete power over the group the leader must gain the trust and belief of the group that they are capable of success, by ensuring the group are both satisfied and meeting performance goals. The importance of establishing a hierarchy became evident during the planning stage of the outdoor management course for the red team, the coordinators within the team assumed leadership roles but were unable to gain positional power due to the team being a peer group (Pettinger, 2007). The leaders selected had little authority and influence over the group as everyone was perceived to have the same rank, status and occupation, hence the leaders had none of French and Ravens five bases of power (Pettinger, 2007). The result was leaders with no positional power over the group, so could not direct the group with the method of leadership required for the situation. The task had significant constraints, particularly a short time frame and a large group size, for this situation Chelladurai recommends an autocratic leadership style would be most favourable (Chelladurai and Madella, 2006). The leaders attempted an autocratic leadership style, setting individual tasks for the group, however due to the poor leader member relations and lack of positional power the leadership structure quickly became a democracy. The product was an extremely unproductive workforce initially because of the time spent discussing how was best to approach the task. Because of how the leaders were perceived by the group there was little mutual trust, respect or confidence that the leaders were making the correct decisions, and as a result any management style they tried to implement would have been unsuccessful (Pettinger, 2007). Ultimately, if the leaders had analysed their position and the group they would have realised this and chosen a more democratic approach initially the group would >GET ANSWER