Introduction to Chaplaincy P5301/M5301

charlestonchaplainWhat is the difference between a minister and a chaplain?  This is an opportunity to explore an overview of the range of venues for ministry, and the unique interfaith role of the chaplain in institutional settings. Students will become familiar with the global and historical context for chaplaincy, the community circle of chaplaincy, interfaith dialogue and its meaning for modern Pagans. Students will learn how to effectively function in this specialized ministry by sharing knowledge, understanding, acceptance and respect, as well as working to protect and promote free expression of religion for all faith formations, collective and individual.

Instructor:  David Oliver Kling, M.Div.

David Kling, M.Div.

David Kling, M.Div.

Class Meetings: Wednesday, 8:00 pm ET

Required Readings

Roberts, Stephen B.. 2011. Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain’s Handbook. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Pub.

Groves, Richard, and Henriette Anne Klauser. 2009. The American Book of Living and Dying: Lessons in Healing Spiritual Pain. New York: Celestial Arts.

Townsend, Mark, et al. 2012. Jesus through Pagan Eyes. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications.    Celestial Arts

Fulfills: This is a required course for M.Div for Chaplaincy students

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