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Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy

1st Edition

By Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Mansur Ali


226 pages

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Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy provides a lens through which to explore critical questions relating to contemporary religion in public life, and the institutionalisation of Islam in particular. Providing a rich description of the personnel, practice, and politics of contemporary Muslim chaplaincy, the authors consider the extent to which Muslim chaplaincy might be distinctive in Britain relative to the work of Muslim chaplains in the USA and other countries. This book will make a major contribution to international debate about the place of religion in public life and institutions. This book derives from research that has depended on exclusive access to a wide range of public institutions and personnel who largely work 'behind closed doors'. By making public the work of these chaplains and critically examining the impact of their work within and beyond their institutions, this book offers a groundbreaking study in the field of contemporary religion that will stimulate discussion for many years to come about Islam and Muslims in Western societies.

About the Authors

Sophie Gilliat-Ray is Professor in Religious & Theological Studies and Director of the Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University; Mansur Ali is Jameel lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cardiff University, UK; Stephen Pattison is Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice and Head of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University, UK.

About the Series

AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series

This book series emanates from the largest research programme on religion in Europe today - the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme which has invested in over seventy-five research projects. Thirty-two separate disciplines are represented looking at religion across the world, many with a contemporary and some with an historical focus. This international, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary book series includes monographs, paperback textbooks and edited research collections drawn from this leading research programme.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies