Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century

An Introduction

Edited by Wendy Cadge, Shelly Rambo

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century

Approx. 344 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 14 halftones, 1 table, appends., notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6760-7
    Published: May 2022
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6759-1
    Published: May 2022

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Wendy Cadge and Shelly Rambo demonstrate the urgent need, highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, to position the long history and practice of chaplaincy within the rapidly changing landscape of American religion and spirituality. This book provides a much-needed road map for training and renewing chaplains across a professional continuum that spans major sectors of American society, including hospitals, prisons, universities, the military, and nursing homes.

Written by a team of multidisciplinary experts and drawing on ongoing research at the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century identifies three central competencies—individual, organizational, and meaning-making—that all chaplains must have, and it provides the resources for building those skills. The book, which features profiles of working chaplains, positions intersectional issues of religious diversity, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other markers of identity as central to the future of chaplaincy as a profession.

About the Authors

Wendy Cadge is the Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences at Brandeis University.
For more information about Wendy Cadge, visit the Author Page.

Shelly Rambo is associate professor of theology at Boston University.
For more information about Shelly Rambo, visit the Author Page.