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Military Chaplaincy in Contention


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Contents: Foreword; Preface; Part I Chaplaincy in Contention: Chaplaincy in contention, Andrew Todd; Moral soldiering and soldiers' morale, Andrew Totten; 'You've been silent, Padre', Philip McCormack. Part II The Wider Context of Chaplaincy in Contention: Terrorism and interrogation as an issue for chaplains on operations, Peter Sedgwick; The robotisation of war: an end to military virtues?, David Fisher. Part III Chaplains and Their Churches: The British Churches and their chaplains: standing back to back and walking in opposite directions, Peter Howson; 'O hear us when we cry to Thee': liturgy in the current operational context, Jonathan Ball; Just war: an ethic of principles or a principled ethic?, James Coleman; Moral engagements: morality, mission and military chaplaincy, Andrew Todd with Colin Butler; Bibliography; Index.

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Revd Canon Dr Andrew Todd is the Director of the Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies, employed jointly by St. Michael's College and Cardiff University. He leads research into public sector chaplaincy (including in the armed services). He directs the MTh in Chaplaincy Studies, delivered to Army Chaplains under contract to the MoD, which Cardiff has just won for the third time. He is also involved in lecturing on ethics to all British Army Chaplains. He has wide experience of theological education and is a past President of the Cambridge Theological Federation. He has published a number of articles on military chaplaincy and a number of articles and book chapters on other areas of practical theology. He wrote, with Michael West and Graham Noble, Living Theology (DLT, 1999), for which he did much of the editing. Andrew Todd; Andrew Totten; Philip McCormack Peter Sedgwick; David Fisher Peter Howson; Jonathan Ball James Coleman; Colin Butler.


'The presence of Christian chaplains on the battlefield focuses in a very sharp way the wider tension between a gospel of peace and the need for armed force in a brutal world. I welcome this book as a much needed and valuable contribution from those with first-hand experience of the role and the willingness to think theologically about that tension and the dilemmas it poses.' Professor The Rt Revd Lord Richard Harries '... well-researched and written and [...] an important contribution to the debate which should be taking place.' The Pastoral Review

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