Glimpses of Grace Donald Stoesz
Prison Chaplaincy Manual

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                              Table of Contents

1. Historical Overview of the Justice System
2. The Secular and Sacred Tasks of a Prison Chaplain
3. Chaplaincy: A Continuum of Care
4. Assessment Tools for Chaplaincy 
5. Chaplaincy Manuals, Books, Courses, and Programs

Prison Dynamics
6. Prison Chaplain as Gate Keeper  
7. Dynamics of Solid and Sex Offenders in Jail 
8. Role of Evangelism in Prison
9. Three Examples of the Positive Use of Coercion 

Programming Opportunities
10. Spiritually-Based Volunteer-Facilitated Programs
11. Spiritually-Based Personal Development Courses
12. Ascetic and Mystical Practises in a Prison Environment
13. Christian and Islamic Faith Formation Resources

Therapeutic Interventions
14. Purpose of a Pastoral Interview
15. Loss, Grief, and Mourning in Inmate Populations
16. Authority, Peer Pressure, and Young Adults
17. Unresolved Oedipal Issues in Incarcerated Men 

Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Dialogue
18. Rationale for Religious Accommodation
19. Establishment of Wiccan Practices 
20. Comparison of Anabaptism and Rastafarianism 

Establishment of Sacred Spaces
21. How Post-Modern can a Prison Chapel Be? 
22. Celebration of Spiritual Care Services at the Bowden Annex 

Professional Development
23. Inherent Goodness of Human Beings: Review of Two Books
24. Review of Keepers of the Cloak, by Tom Beckner
25. Review of A Ministry of Presence, by Winnifred Sullivan