New book on pluralistic spiritual care

Cover of Complexities of Spiritual Care, edited by Anne Hege GrungAnne Hege Grung, Complexities of Spiritual Care in Plural Societies: Education, Praxis and Concepts (DeGruyter, 2022)

From the publisher:

This volume contributes to an emerging field that could be referred to as “plural spiritual care and chaplaincy.” Its innovative approach brings together contributions from a broad range of contexts and religious traditions and includes empirical work and conceptual explorations. It helps to fill the gap between practices and developments related to plural spiritual care and chaplaincy in the scholarly discourse.

This book is available in open access and can be downloaded in full as a PDF hereThe contents are as follows:

Complexities of spiritual care in plural societies: An introduction
Anne Hege Grung

Shifting concepts of pastoral care in the Christian tradition: from the past to the present to the future
Gé Speelman

The authority of Norwegian hospital chaplains
Beret Bråten

Buddhist Chaplaincy and Care Practices
Carola Roloff

The Islamic theology behind spiritual care and hospital chaplaincy
Naveed Baig

Development of Muslim spiritual care (Seelsorge) in Germany Challenges and perspectives
Jussra Schröer

Female voices in Islamic spiritual care: Tensions and achievements
Nazila Isgandarova

Spiritual care in an interfaith context: Implications for Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu spiritual care in the Netherlands
Anke I. Liefbroer, Stef Lauwers, Pieter Coppens and Bikram Lalbahadoersing

Existential public health and existential care in secular and interfaith contexts
Cecilia Melder

Uncomfortable wholeness: Buddhist chaplaincy education at a Protestant seminary
Su Yon Pak and Gregory Snyder

You may also be interested in the textbook Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Wendy Cadge and Shelly Rambo (University of North Carolina Press, 2022).

Cover image of edited book Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century