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A handbook of chaplaincy studies

Swift, Christopher, Cobb, Mark and Todd, Andrew, eds. 2015. A handbook of chaplaincy studies. Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology, Farnham/Burlington VT: Ashgate.

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Abstract

A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies explores fundamental issues and critical questions in chaplaincy, spanning key areas of health care, the prison service, education and military chaplaincy. Leading authors and practitioners in the field present critical insight into the challenges and opportunities facing those providing professional spiritual care. From young men and women in the military and in custody, to the bedside of those experiencing life’s greatest traumas, this critical examination of the role played by the chaplain offers a fresh and informed understanding about faith and diversity in an increasingly secular society. An invaluable compendium of case-studies, academic reflection and critical enquiry, this handbook offers a fresh understanding of traditional, contemporary and innovative forms of spiritual practice as they are witnessed in the public sphere. Providing a wide-ranging appraisal of chaplaincy in an era of religious complexity and emergent spiritualities, this pioneering book is a major contribution to a relatively underdeveloped field and sets out how the phenomenon of chaplaincy can be better understood and its practice more robust and informed.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Publisher: Ashgate
ISBN: 9781472434067
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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 04:35
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/83434

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