Chaplaincy and Practical Theology
Researching a Pioneering Ministry
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Chaplaincy has emerged as a highly significant form of ministry in the twenty-first century, and chaplaincy studies is growing as a field of study that learns from the experience and work of chaplains in their diverse sectors. Chaplains from a range of different faith traditions pioneer ministry within the secular yet religiously plural contexts of contemporary life with often considerable creativity and skill, generating a wealth of insight to be gleaned for understanding the place of faith in the modern world. One of the disciplines that has been most concerned with gleaning those insights and developing the field of chaplaincy studies is practical theology.
The journal Practical Theology (formerly Contact) is a key repository for much of the wisdom gained through such study and this book draws on the archive of the journal to trace the development of chaplaincy research and provide a resource for those seeking to join the conversation about the nature and significance of chaplaincy as a form of ministry and mission today.
Drawing on different sectors of chaplaincy and different methodological approaches, this book is invaluable for those engaged in chaplaincy work, those seeking to research that work and for anyone interested in contemporary, pioneering forms of ministry.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Chaplaincy: A Pioneering Practice and an Emerging Field of Study
Stephen B. Roberts and Sarah Dunlop
1. Historical Perspectives: Insights from the Contact Archive
Stephen B. Roberts
2. University chaplaincy: A question of identity and relevance
Mark Cartledge and Dawn Colley
3. How should Health Care Chaplaincy Negotiate its Professional Identity?
4. Distinctive Call, Distinctive Profile: The Psychological Type Profile of Church of England Full-time Hospital Chaplains
Leslie Francis, Graeme Hancocks, Chris Swift and Mandy Robbins
5. Chaplain as "Hopeful Presence": Working with Dying People
6. Living Church in the World Chaplaincy and the Mission of the Church
7. Values-based Reflective Practice: A Method Developed in Scotland for Spiritual Care Practitioners
Michael Paterson and Ewan Kelly
8. Preventing the "Neutral" Chaplain? The Potential Impact of Anti-"Extremism" Policy on Prison Chaplaincy
Andrew J. Todd
9. Spirituality, Christmas and Cyalume Sticks: The Pastoral-Liturgical Identity of a Navy Chaplain
10. Does University Christian Chaplaincy Need a Theology?
11. Healthcare Chaplains Among the Virtues?
12. Sport, Chaplaincy and Holistic Support: The Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) in English Professional Football
Christopher Roe and Andrew Parker
13. Is ‘Being There’ Enough? Explorations of Incarnational Missiology with Chaplains
14. Stillbirth and Suffering in Ireland: A Theological Reflection from Healthcare Chaplaincy
Daniel Nuzum, Sarah Meaney, Keelin O’Donoghue and Michael Jackson
15. Walking with Turtles and Botanising on Asphalt: Chaplain as flâneur as Public Theologian
Stephen B. Roberts
16. ‘The shock of the new’: a theological reflection on art, the Incarnation and doctrine within contemporary Higher Education Chaplaincy
Mary Eileen Kells
Stephen B. Roberts is Tutor in Practical Theology and Mission, South Wales Baptist College and Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University. He is an Anglican priest with experience in university chaplaincy, parish ministry and theological education. A practical theologian, his research focuses on inter-faith relations and the relationship between theology and music.
Sarah Dunlop is Tutor in Practical Theology, at Ridley Hall, University of Cambridge. Her research interests include chaplaincy studies, contemporary ecclesiology, innovative missional practice, narrated photography, youth ministry, UK mega churches, public theology, and the study of pedagogies of theological reflection.