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A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy

A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy

Edited by John Caperon, Andrew Todd and James Walters, Foreword by Martin Seeley

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Offering a practice-based theological reflection on chaplaincy, this book examines the current significance of chaplaincy within the ministry of the Church. It offers a discussion of the theological grounding of chaplaincy, before exploring its importance as a form of ministry in the 21st century.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 176pp
ISBN: 9781785920905
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2017, ePUB, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-353-6
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Description

Chaplaincy is a rapidly growing ministry, but one that has been the centre of little theological discussion. Focusing on understanding what chaplaincy is and how it is exercised in different contexts, this book intends to support the work of chaplains by providing a theological examination of their ministry.

The chapters in this book discuss how the work of chaplains outside the structures of the Church and yet frequently carried out by ministers authorized by the Church relates to some of the key questions of how the Church understands itself in relation to the world (i.e. institutions and structures that are not part of the church), whether or not the chaplains should engage in converting non-Christians to Christianity, and how chaplaincy is carried out both from within Christianity and in a multi-faith environment.

This book explores the role of chaplains and the benefits of chaplaincy as a form of ministry as well as an examination of the personal characteristics and disposition best suited to serving as a chaplain. Chaplaincy and Christian Theology considers the nature of chaplaincy in public spaces and the implications of Christian theology within this ministry. Essential reading for chaplains, students of theology, and anyone involved in Christian ministry and Christian theology.

Reviews

'This excellent and varied collection of essays confirms chaplaincy studies' place at the vanguard of practical and public theology. In affirming the mission of God as beginning in the world beyond the church, it challenges us, in turn, to become a more worldly church through the practices of discernment, participation and witness.'
- Elaine Graham, Grosvenor Professor of Practical Theology, University of Chester

'With the massive changes going on currently in the Public Sector, Churches, along with our colleagues in the Voluntary Sector, are being looked to as partners in ways we have not known for decades. In Chaplaincy we have models to help us do this effectively but all too often a lack of theological reflection on its guiding principles has left us diminished. These essays help to fill that gap and I warmly commend them.'
- The Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester

'This book offers helpful ideas, models, images, and experiences to think with, and it has the capacity to inspire ministries of meaning and practical action in diverse settings of our complex society.'
- David F. Ford, OBE Regius, Professor of Divinity Emeritus, University of Cambridge