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At the very heart of the connections between the armed forces, religion, and society is the institution of military chaplaincy.
This new book, edited by Torkel Brekke & Vladimir Tikhonov, is among the first collective monographs dealing with chaplaincy — the key nexus between society, its religion(s), and its armed forces. A variety of contributions based on the materials from diverse Asian and Western societies demonstrates how chaplaincies both mirror the attitudes of their societies towards military and religion and contribute to shape them.