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Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-First Century: The Crisis of Spiritual Care on the NHS (Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology)

Swift, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 1472410513 / ISBN 13: 9781472410511
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This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second edition includes a new introduction and updated material throughout to present fresh insights and research about chaplaincy. Series Editor(s): Astley, Revd Jeff; Francis, Revd Canon Leslie J.; Percy, Very Revd Prof. Martyn; Slee, Dr. Nicola. Series: Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology. Num Pages: 222 pages, Includes 6 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; HRCX4; MBP. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 234 x 163 x 15. Weight in Grams: 428. . 2014. 2nd Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781472410511

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The place of religion in public life continues to be a much-debated topic in Western nations. In the UK this has led to the scrutiny of religious provision in public organisations, including chaplains in health care. This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second edition includes a new introduction and updated material throughout the book covering changes in: fresh insights about chaplaincy, including those in relation to New Atheism and the developing debate about secularism and religion in public life; latest research findings and references to new publications.

Product Description: The place of religion in public life continues to be a much-debated topic in Western nations. This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second edition includes a new introduction and updated material throughout to present fresh insights and research about chaplaincy, including in relation to New Atheism and the developing debate about secularism and religion in public life. Swift concludes that chaplains must do more to communicate the value of what they bring to the bedside.

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