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A Ministry of PresenceChaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law$
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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226779751

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226145594.001.0001

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A Ministry of Presence

A Ministry of Presence

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A Ministry of Presence
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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226145594.003.0006

This chapter describes the genealogy, definition, and phenomenology of the ministry of presence as a contemporary form of religious ministry common across different religious communities. Resonances with Christian theological doctrines and devotional practice connected with notions of eucharist and incarnation founded in the French mystical tradition are explored. Also considered are political critiques of the ministry of presence as a quietist form of ministry.

Keywords:   ministry of presence, Charles de Foucauld, incarnation

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