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Francis J., Canadian surgeon, 1851-1929. See: Shepherd fracture.
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Exodus Rabbah (2:2) presents God observing the leadership capabilities of both Moses and David through their shepherding skills.
The connection between leadership and shepherding is also made in Midrash Tanhuma (Beshalah, 15), where many parallels are listed between the way God and Moses looked after the Israelites.
In part because it creates such power disparities between "shepherds" and the flock, shepherding has sparked allegations of abuse in several congregations.
First noted as a fad among West Coast Pentecostals and New Age Christians in the 1970s, the shepherding movement soon suffered a series of embarrassing disclosures - mostly about financial and sexual misdeeds by leaders - that left it crippled for a decade.