This helpful handbook explores the various roles chaplains fill, and the tasks they perform in the hospital setting. It examines procedural questions, ethics, and ministering in multicultural contexts suffused by grief, anxiety, and loss. This book includes a forward by ethicist and life-long minister Martin E. Marty.
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
More chaplain’s resources are available in the Wipf & Stock Chaplain’s Ministry Collection.
Admirably captures both the experiential and conceptual dimensions of the work of the hospital chaplain. As such, this book serves equally well as an introduction to pastoral care for medical personnel, patients, and clergy, and as an important addition to the professional literature of the pastoral care field.
—Journal of the American Medical Association
A timely, intelligent, and highly readable book.
—The Christian Century
Chaplaincy as proposed and practiced by Holst et al is prophetic and contributes to rediscovering the interrelationship between faith, attitude, and healing.
—Journal of Pastoral Care
Lawrence E. Holst was a Lutheran minister and hospital chaplain. He wrote Toward a Creative Chaplaincy.