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A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy


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Foreword by Martin Seeley. Introduction: The Age of Chaplaincy? The Revd Dr John Caperon, Editor. 1. A Theology of The World, The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Todd, Editor. 2. 21st Century Chaplaincy: Finding the Church in the Post-Secular, The Revd Canon Dr James Walters, Editor. 3. 'All Faiths and None'? Theological Issues in Multifaith Chaplaincy, Revd Dr Rowan Clare Williams, Anglican Chaplain, University of York. 4. Theology and Models of Chaplaincy, Ben Ryan, Theos Think Tank. 5. Embedding Chaplaincy: Integrity and Presence, The Revd Canon Dr Margaret Whipp, Lead Chaplain, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 6. Chaplaincy and Traditional Church Structures, John Caperon. 7. Chaplaincy and Evangelism, James Walters and The Revd Charlotte Bradley, Chaplain & Interfaith Advisor to University City London. Conclusion: An Invitation to Theology, Andrew Todd.

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A theological exploration of the growing ministry of chaplaincy

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The Reverend Dr John Caperon lives in East Sussex and previously served as a school chaplain for 12 years and head teacher before retiring. The Reverend Canon Dr Andrew Todd is the Director of the Centre for Chaplaincy Studies at Cardiff University. The Reverend Canon Dr James Walters is Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser at the London School of Economics.


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
This book will be of interest to chaplains who want to explore or deepen their theological understanding of chaplaincy and offers some useful material to discuss and debate in and across teams to tease out different understandings. Having an edited book offers a range of perspectives and understanding of the discipline of chaplaincy which will enrich the sector and make a significant contribution to the growing literature in the field. -- Sally Nash, Director Midlands Institute for Children, Youth and Mission, Nottingham, UK. * International Journal of Children's Spirituality *

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