9780226641836-022664183X-A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law

A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law

ISBN-13: 9780226641836
ISBN-10: 022664183X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226641836
ISBN-10: 022664183X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers wrote A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law comprising 272 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022664183X and 9780226641836. Since then A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Most people in the United States today no longer live their lives under the guidance of local institutionalized religious leadership, such as rabbis, ministers, and priests; rather, liberals and conservatives alike have taken charge of their own religious or spiritual practices. This shift, along with other social and cultural changes, has opened up a perhaps surprising space for chaplains—spiritual professionals who usually work with the endorsement of a religious community but do that work away from its immediate hierarchy, ministering in a secular institution, such as a prison, the military, or an airport, to an ever-changing group of clients of widely varying faiths and beliefs.

In A Ministry of Presence, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan explores how chaplaincy works in the United States—and in particular how it sits uneasily at the intersection of law and religion, spiritual care, and government regulation. Responsible for ministering to the wandering souls of the globalized economy, the chaplain works with a clientele often unmarked by a specific religious identity, and does so on behalf of a secular institution, like a hospital. Sullivan's examination of the sometimes heroic but often deeply ambiguous work yields fascinating insights into contemporary spiritual life, the politics of religious freedom, and the never-ending negotiation of religion's place in American institutional life.

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