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Chaplaincy in contention

Todd, Andrew 2013. Chaplaincy in contention. Todd, Andrew, ed. Military Chaplaincy in Contention: Chaplains, Churches and the Morallity of Conflict, Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology, Farnham; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, pp. 3-17.

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This chapter introduces the book in which it appears. It sets the consideration of the moral role of military chaplaincy in the context of military operations in Afghanistan, highlighting both the moral courage necessary for effective chaplaincy and the constraints under which chaplains operate. It introduces other key themes for the book, including: the relationship between morale and morality; the effect off international law on the chaplain's role; the interaction between counter-insurgency, terrorism and religion; the moral challenge of the use of drones; the history of church involvement in the governance of military chaplaincy; the moral significance of the ritual and liturgical role of chaplains; the relocation of just war thinking within the theology; and the relationship between the moral role of chaplains, the churches' understanding of mission and the mission of the armed services.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Publisher: Ashgate
ISBN: 9781409431589
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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 03:16

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