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This comprehensive introduction to the ministry of chaplaincy brings together three authors who oversee three of the leading chaplaincy programs in the United States. Written from an evangelical perspective, the book covers the foundations of chaplaincy and surveys specific types of chaplaincy work.

In the first half of the book, the authors delve into the history of chaplaincy work as well as its biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations. They introduce students to important topics such as endorsement, placement, and the constitutional and legal parameters of such work. They also consider the person of the chaplain and the understanding of chaplaincy as Christian ministry. In the second half of the book, the authors bring together expert contributors to survey ten specific contexts for chaplaincy work, such as education, healthcare, the military, corporations, prisons, public safety, and sports, and they explore the future of chaplaincy.

This book will be an invaluable resource for students of chaplaincy.

Part 1: Chaplaincy
1. A Brief Introduction to Chaplaincy
2. Foundations of Chaplaincy: Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical
3. Chaplains in History
4. The Constitution and Religious Freedom in Chaplaincy
5. Evangelical Identity and Practice
6. Endorsement and Employment
7. The Person of the Chaplain
8. Chaplaincy Care and Chaplain Skills
9. The Ministry of Presence and Hospitality
10. Chaplaincy Leadership
Part 2: Ten Functional Areas of Chaplaincy
11. Corporate Chaplaincy
Jeff Brown, Robert Terrell, Rick Higgins, and Donnie Jenkins
12. Healthcare Chaplaincy
Juliana Lesher
13. Military Chaplaincy
Keith Travis
14. Educational Chaplaincy
15. Prison Chaplaincy
16. Community Chaplaincy
Leroy Gilbert
17. Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
18. Public Safety Chaplaincy
Chris Wade
19. Recreation Chaplaincy
20. Sports Chaplaincy
Conclusion: The Future of Chaplaincy
Appendix: Subareas of Chaplaincy

The Authors

  1. Mark A. Jumper

    Mark A. Jumper

    Mark A. Jumper (PhD, Salve Regina University) is associate professor and director of chaplaincy and military affairs at the Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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  2. Steven E. Keith

    Steven E. Keith

    Steven E. Keith (DMin, Denver Seminary) is professor of chaplaincy at the Liberty University School of Divinity, Lynchburg, Virginia. He directs the Liberty University Center for Chaplaincy.

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  3. Michael W. Langston

    Michael W. Langston

    Michael W. Langston (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of chaplaincy at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina.

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