Excerpt from The Chaplain, Vol. 29: Summer Quarter, 1972The first hypothesis, that the position of the chaplain does lead to a con¿ict in roles for the incumbent of that position is supported in two ways: (1) by a philosophical analysis of the two social roles of clergymen and military officer and (2) by the responses to questions dealing with rank and those dealing with the relationship between reli gion and war.The second hypothesis, that the chaplain seeks to reconcile his role con¿ict either through rationalization or through compartmentalization of role behaviors, appears to be well substantiated.Concerning the third hypothesis, that rationalization of con¿ict in roles tends to strengthen the chaplain's role of military officer at the expense of his role of minister of thegospel, it needs only to be pointed out that every argument cited tends to assert the military claim and de-emphasize the religious claim.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.