Swot Analysis Chaplaincy Duties 1200-1600 Ad

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SWOT Analysis of the Chaplaincy Duties from 1200-1600AD

A Research Paper Submitted to Dr. Paul Greer
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For
The Course CHPL 500

Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

Melissa Rolan

Lynchburg, Virginia
Saturday, January 30, 2011

Chaplains kept the faith by holding on to the “be, know, do concept between the 1200s and the 1600s AD. Being a practitioner of faith meant applying the rites commanders and the papacy authorized as a mission requirement. Knowing meant priests were to have a thorough knowledge of the rites of penance, mass, final unction, and viaticum. [1] Doing simply meant conducting the appointed duties required by the papacy to the people providing a service of good for the kingdom in whole. Although the role of the chaplain became more prudent, it was also its downfall. Nonetheless, valuable lessons learned paved the way for a better chaplaincy. This paper is a review of some of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the chaplaincy. Strengths

Chaplains were taken more seriously during the medieval times, especially before a soldier goes into battle. Their role was integral in preparing the soldier or commander in battle whether through encouraging or receiving viaticum. Thus leading to a solidified position for years to come mandated in law. More About a century before the celebration of the Fourth Lateran Council, Bishop Ivo of Charters laid out in great detail the canonical responsibilities of military chaplains in the armies of the West, including both their moral and sacramental duties. [2] Their role became even more prominent as governments saw the need for chaplains to do much more. Chaplains would also fast, have intercessory prayer for soldiers, and sing psalms. Through their rituals, practices, and duties, commanders saw how encouraged the...
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