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Author Strong, Rowan, author

Title Chaplains in the Royal Australian Navy : 1912 to the Vietnam War / Rowan Strong
Published Kensington, N.S.W. : UNSW Press, 2012
Sydney : UNSW Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  355.347 Str/Cit  AVAILABLE
Description x, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. British and American Navy chaplaincy before World War I -- 2. British Army chaplaincy before World War I -- 3. Formation of the Royal Australian Navy and its Chaplaincy Branch -- 4. World War I: new naval chaplains at war -- 5. World War I: chaplains in a prolonged war -- 6. Between the wars: chaplains in a smaller navy -- 7. World War II: chaplains at home, overseas and killed in action -- 8. Chaplain and prisoner of war -- 9. Post-war to the Vietnam War: new developments -- 10. Changing roles and responsibilities of naval chaplains
Summary This book profiles chaplains serving at sea and in naval establishments, both in war and peace. Rowan Strong examines the chaplains' role as religious ministers, counsellors, and clergy prepared to challenge naval culture from a religious standpoint. He also looks at the forces of change, including denominational rivalry and cooperation, tensions between religious and military roles, and shifts in Australian society. Royal Australian Navy chaplains have sought to serve both God and country; this book reveals the difficulties and successes of that task
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index
Subject Australia. Royal Australian Navy -- Chaplains.
Australia. Royal Australian Navy -- History -- 20th century.
Military chaplains -- Australia -- History.
LC no. 2012453602
ISBN 9781742233147 (hbk.)