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A handbook of chaplaincy studies : understanding spiritual care in public places

By: Cobb, Mark(Edited by) Swift, Christopher(Edited by) Todd, Andrew(Edited by)

Part of the Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology series
1472434064 / 9781472434067
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256 pages : illustrations (black and white).
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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.


HRLP1 Religious & spiritual leaders, HRLP5 Religious social & pastoral thought & activity

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