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Mapping Muslim chaplaincy: an analytic review of publications between 1989 and 2023

Gilliat-Ray, Sophie ORCID:, Schmid, Hansjorg and Ali, Mansur Muhammed ORCID: 2024. Mapping Muslim chaplaincy: an analytic review of publications between 1989 and 2023. Journal of Muslims in Europe
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This paper analyses the emergent field of Muslim chaplaincy research by reviewing English-language publications in this growing area of professional religious work, especially in Europe and the United States. After presenting the method of our enquiry, we provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the literature reviewed. We then focus on three key topics in Muslim Chaplaincy Studies that derive from our quantitative and qualitative research. These are: the training of Muslim chaplains which is strongly linked to professionalisation; the vocabulary and sources that underpin Muslim chaplaincy, and, finally, the significance of the increasing involvement of Muslim women in this area of professional religious work and leadership. Having identified exactly 100 publications related to the development of Muslim chaplaincy, many of them arising from empirical research, serious practitioner reflections located in peer-review publications, and a small number of articles that are explicitly devoted to methodological considerations, we are suggesting in this paper that a distinctive sub-field of Muslim Chaplaincy Studies can now be identified.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISSN: 2211-792X
Funders: Swiss National Science Foundation - project no. IZSEZ0_216925
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 April 2024
Date of Acceptance: 15 April 2024
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 09:21

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