The purpose of this study was to identify the functional problems and informational needs of LDS chaplains and bring together official Church statements in relation to them. A list of these needs was obtained by use of interviews and questionnaires from chaplains who have served since the Korean War. Information was also gathered from Military Relations Department files of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Research revealed that many Church statements, pertaining to functional problems and informational needs, were in existence but were not always easily accessible or did not adequately answer specific questions. It was also found that, collectively, chaplains could clearly separate the subjects as to degree of need for access to a statement, but individually there was a marked difference of opinion.
It was concluded that a need for a handbook existed and that the problems and needs identified in this study be considered, should the Church deem it appropriate to assemble such a handbook.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Griffeth, N. Vernon, "Functional Problems and Informational Needs of Latter-Day Saint Chaplains Serving in the United States Armed Forces" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 4728.