The Politics of Caring

Pastoral Theology in an Age of Conflict and Change


  • John Swinton University of Aberdeen



healthcare, medicine, church work



Author Biography

  • John Swinton, University of Aberdeen

    John Swinton lectures in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen.


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How to Cite

Swinton, J. (2013). The Politics of Caring: Pastoral Theology in an Age of Conflict and Change. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 2(2), 25-30.