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By Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Most humans within the usa this day now not reside their lives lower than the assistance of neighborhood institutionalized non secular management, reminiscent of rabbis, ministers, and clergymen; fairly, liberals and conservatives alike have taken cost in their personal spiritual or religious practices. This shift, in addition to different social and cultural alterations, has spread out a probably fantastic house for chaplains—spiritual pros who often paintings with the endorsement of a spiritual group yet do this paintings clear of its fast hierarchy, ministering in a mundane establishment, corresponding to a jail, the army, or an airport, to an ever-changing workforce of consumers of commonly various faiths and beliefs.

In A Ministry of Presence, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan explores how chaplaincy works within the United States—and particularly the way it sits uneasily on the intersection of legislation and faith, religious care, and executive law. liable for ministering to the wandering souls of the globalized economic climate, the chaplain works with a shoppers frequently unmarked via a selected non secular id, and does so on behalf of an earthly establishment, like a health center. Sullivan's exam of the occasionally heroic yet frequently deeply ambiguous paintings yields interesting insights into modern non secular lifestyles, the politics of spiritual freedom, and the unending negotiation of religion's position in American institutional life.

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