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2018 | 105 | 1 | 25-43
Article title

Být kaplanem v Česku

Content
Title variants
EN
Being a chaplain in Czechia
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
Being a chaplain in the Czech Republic is an uncertain role. The country has a very low rate of religiosity and little trust in churches. The chaplains who provide spiritual care in the army, hospitals, and prisons face several sources of uncertainty: they must negotiate their position within the institutional structure; gain the acceptance of their clients, and often work with only little support. In this article, the author focuses on strategies the Czech chaplains devise to overcome these uncertainties. The text suggests that the effective way of support might be building non-threatening relationships with clients, maintaining working creativity, and strengthening the feeling of being called to chaplaincy by God.
Year
Volume
105
Issue
1
Pages
25-43
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Český lid, redakce, Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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