THE CHAPLAIN AS TRANSLATOR

Authors

  • Iain Macritchie Inverness Hospitals

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v2i2.7

Keywords:

Chaplaincy Translator, language, Transitional Space, theology, psychology

Abstract

The Chaplain finds herself continually in the position of the translator, having to move in the space between subject and object. This space Winnicott calls "Transitional", and Ulanov sees as particularly the domain of the clergy. The nature of these gaps is ana-lysed, especially with respect to Chaplaincy and the work of the individual Chaplain. Various kinds of transitional space are examined, and the challenges facing the Chap-lain in these situations are highlighted.

Author Biography

Iain Macritchie, Inverness Hospitals

Rev. Dr lain Macritchie is one of the Inverness Hospitals' Chaplain.

References

Hunsinger, Deborah Van Deusen, Theology and Pastoral Counseling: A New Interdisciplinary Approach, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1995

Kierkgaard, Soren, Fear and Trembling, Penguin Books, London, 1986, p7

Rizzuto, Ana-Maria The Birth of the Living God, University of Chicago Press, 1979

Ulanov, Ann Belford Picturing God, Cowely Publications, 1986, p 165

Winnicott, D. W. Playing and Reality, Basic Books, New York, 1971, p2

Published

2013-06-11

How to Cite

Macritchie, I. (2013). THE CHAPLAIN AS TRANSLATOR. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 7-10. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v2i2.7