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Dancing on the Edge

Dancing on the Edge

Author: Peter McGrail, Professor John Sullivan

Dancing on the Edge takes as a starting point the investigation and report commissioned by the Catholic Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education in England and Wales. The methodological approach of the report permitted the key issues to surface quickly and directly.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 23.4x17x1.6
ISBN: 978-1898366881
Category: Rejoice

 
£ 10.95
 

Chaplaincy, Church and Higher Education

Dancing on the Edge takes as a starting point the investigation and report commissioned by the Catholic Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education in England and Wales. The methodological approach of the report permitted the key issues to surface quickly and directly.

These issues were taken up and discussed further at an international ecumenical colloquium at St. Deiniol’s Library, North Wales, in May 2006. The essays are based upon the papers presented at the Colloquium. They open up debates about the nature, purpose, position, practical functioning and long-term effectiveness of higher education chaplaincy so that discussion of this ministry is informed by ecumenical and international dialogue. These essays bring out the multi-faceted and complex interaction, in university chaplaincy, between historical legacy, human chemistry, institutional politics, management structures, internal and external communication networks, social factors, theological perspectives, denominational sensitivities, individual gifts, gender issues and surrounding ecclesial structures.

The book offers a realistic assessment of many of the challenges facing chaplains in Higher Education, as well as evidencing a committed engagement and sense of hope. Chaplains will find here mapped out crucial features of their work environment. Senior managers in Higher Education will find themselves surprised, challenged and comforted in different proportions as they see their institutions described from the chaplains’ perspective. Members and office-holders in the Church, too, should experience both discomfort and encouragement as they ponder the Report and the essays contained in this book.


 

“These essays not only spur us on to think again about the role of the chaplaincy but may even cause us to reconsider the role of modern universities, especially for those among us who treasure their Christian foundations.

from the Preface by Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice-Chancellor & Rector, Liverpool Hope University

Weight: 0.525 kg
Dimensions: 234 × 170 × 16 mm



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