THE CHAPLAIN AS TRANSLATOR
Keywords:Chaplaincy Translator, language, Transitional Space, theology, psychology
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.
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