Rediscovering Mystery and Wonder: Toward a Narrative-Based Perspective on Chaplaincy

John Swinton*

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Should chaplaincy be scientific? The answer is a resounding yes! Science is not the enemy of chaplaincy any more than it is the enemy of theology. It is necessary and therapeutically vital that chaplains strive to base their theory and practice on appropriate and well-researched evidence. The substantial question, however, is: What actually constitutes acceptable evidence, who decides and why?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-236
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Health Care Chaplaincy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Chaplaincy
  • Religion
  • Research
  • Science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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