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‘Practitioners in uniform’: the ministry of a Christian Science military chaplain

From the January 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The year 2017 marks an inspiring anniversary in the history of Christian Science: It is 100 years since, in 1917, The Mother Church first endorsed military chaplains in the United States to minister to Christian Scientists serving during World War I. The functions of a military chaplain have evolved over the years, but one thing remains constant: the spiritual leavening that Christian Science chaplains bring to the military.