By Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
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 legislations and faith, religious care, and executive law. accountable for ministering to the wandering souls of the globalized economic climate, the chaplain works with a customers frequently unmarked by means of a particular spiritual id, and does so on behalf of a mundane 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 endless negotiation of religion's position in American institutional life.
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