Disability and the Gospel

Disability and the Gospel

Explores key Bible passages on brokenness and disability to develop helpful principles for believers and churches, teaching them first to embrace their own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken.

Author: Michael S. Beates

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433530456

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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Explores key Bible passages on brokenness and disability to develop helpful principles for believers and churches, teaching them first to embrace their own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken.
Categories: Religion

Disability and the Way of Jesus

Disability and the Way of Jesus

What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts.

Author: Bethany McKinney Fox

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830872381

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts. This theologically grounded and winsomely practical resource helps us more fully understand what Jesus does as he heals and how he points the way for relationships with people with disabilities.
Categories: Social Science

Writing on the Gospel of Mark

Writing on the Gospel of Mark

would add a fourth way in which biblical interpreters can marginalize the
disabled by presupposing that the words and deeds of a disabled person in the
Christian tradition can have little value in and of themselves . Fontaine calls for a
feminist ...

Author: W.R. Telford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004397569

Category: Religion

Page: 596

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Categories: Religion

Theology and the Experience of Disability

Theology and the Experience of Disability

Ephesians places this desire at the heart of the church's faithful embodiment of
the gospel as it displays the reconciling ... of inclusion for people with disabilities
to an ecclesiology of belonging is not because it is morally or politically expedient
, ...

Author: Andrew Picard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317011149

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The Christian gospel compels humanity to embrace deeper ways of being human together that will overcome false divisions and exclusions in search of flourishing and graced communities. Presenting both short narratives emerging out of theological reflection on experience and analytical essays arising from engagement in scholarly conversations Theology and the Experience of Disability is a conscious attempt to develop theology by and with people with disabilities instead of theology about people with disabilities. A mixture of academic, professional, practical, and/or lived experience is brought to the topic in search of constructive multi-disciplinary proposals for church and society. The result is an interdisciplinary engagement with the constructive possibilities that emerge from a distinctly Christian understanding of disability as lived experience.
Categories: Religion

The Poor the Crippled the Blind and the Lame

 The Poor  the Crippled  the Blind  and the Lame

In this study, Louise A. Gosbell uses disability as a lens through which to explore a number of these passages anew.

Author: Louise A. Gosbell

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161551321

Category: Religion

Page: 427

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The New Testament gospels feature numerous social exchanges between Jesus and people with various physical and sensory disabilities. Despite this, traditional biblical scholarship has not seen these people as agents in their own right but existing only to highlight the actions of Jesus as a miracle worker. In this study, Louise A. Gosbell uses disability as a lens through which to explore a number of these passages anew. Using the cultural model of disability as the theoretical basis, she explores the way that the gospel writers, as with other writers of the ancient world, used the language of disability as a means of understanding, organising, and interpreting the experiences of humanity. Her investigation highlights the ways in which the gospel writers reinforce and reflect, as well as subvert, culturally-driven constructions of disability in the ancient world.
Categories: Religion

A Healing Homiletic

A Healing Homiletic

In A Healing Homiletic: Preaching and Disability, Kathy Black offers a unique and effective approach for preaching about disabilities.

Author: Kathy Black

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426775031

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In A Healing Homiletic: Preaching and Disability, Kathy Black offers a unique and effective approach for preaching about disabilities. By going to the heart of the gospel and drawing on the healing narratives or miracle stories, Black shows how preaching affects the inclusion or exclusion of forty-three million persons with disabilities from our faith communities. A Healing Homiletic provides a new method of preaching about healing, based on Scripture, for understanding the needs of the disability community.
Categories: Religion

Disability in the Christian Tradition

Disability in the Christian Tradition

This book brings together for the first time the views of renowned Christian leaders throughout history - including Augustine, Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, Luther, Calvin, Hegel, Kierkegaard, van den Bergh, Bonhoeffer, Barth, Vanier, and ...

Author: Brian Brock

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802866028

Category: Religion

Page: 564

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This book brings together for the first time the views of renowned Christian leaders throughout history - including Augustine, Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, Luther, Calvin, Hegel, Kierkegaard, van den Bergh, Bonhoeffer, Barth, Vanier, and Hauerwas. Fourteen experts in theology and disability studies guide readers through each era or group of thinkers, offering clear commentary and highlighting important themes. --from publisher description
Categories: Religion

The Social Gospel

The Social Gospel

So much for the burdens which the If the disability is due to an acciinsurance
laws impose upon the young dent , he still comes under the provisworkman . Let
us consider now what ions of the sickness insurance law for benefits he derives
from ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924093214587

Category: Religion


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Disability in Medieval Europe

Disability in Medieval Europe

... stereotypes, echoing Christ's Gospel miracles, or concerned 'real' medical
conditions among medieval populations, seems to have fascinated scholars for
some time.50 Some 35 years ago Sigal had already tried to address this issue.

Author: Irina Metzler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134217380

Category: History

Page: 368

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This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe. Examining a popular era that is of great interest to many historians and researchers, Irene Metzler presents a theoretical framework of disability and explores key areas such as: medieval theoretical concepts theology and natural philosophy notions of the physical body medical theory and practice. Bringing into play the modern day implications of medieval thought on the issue, this is a fascinating and informative addition to the research studies of medieval history, history of medicine and disability studies scholars the English-speaking world over.
Categories: History

The Gift of a Disability

The Gift of a Disability

My next-door neighbor Willie D. Weems, backup baritone singer for the
Sensational Trumpeteers, a gospel quartet group of Griffin, Georgia, came to our
house and said he wanted to talk with me. As we entered the living room, he
began to ...

Author: Richard Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493120611

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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The Gift of a Disability is a first-person narrative of the life of Richard Harris, a disabled individual born with a knobbed right hand with no fingers. The early life through manhood years of this author is chronicled in a compelling saga of his ability to cope with various vicissitudes of living with and triumphing over a physical disability, in a manner believed to be divinely inspired and commissioned as a gift to inspire himself and other disabled individuals toward lives of success and individual accomplishment. Beginning with his childhood in the small rural town of Griffin, Georgia, located approximately fifty miles south of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, the story of the success of this fraternal twin from a family of eight children is told in a manner capturing the emotional and psychological challenges of a disabled individual competing for success in life among the nondisabled American working populace of family members, friends, and compatriots. From a background of active involvement in the ministry and teachings of the legendary Griffin pastor, the late Reverend D. F. Fuller, the life experiences of this author are presented in a manner that inspires and motivates disabled individuals toward successful individual growth and development. The story seeks to foster increased awareness and recognition and respect of the general public of the success of millions of physically impaired Americans who overcome physical, mental, and other artificial barriers to successfully compete as productive employees in the nation’s workforce. The author’s thirty-year public service involvement and participation in disability causes and issues at the national, state, and regional levels offers unique views, perspectives, and insights on disability rehabilitation management and preparation of disabled individuals for successful participation in the nation’s world of work.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Disability Studies and Biblical Literature

Disability Studies and Biblical Literature

Matth. 13.6). Origencasts aside this physiological and sympathetic etiology,
asserting that he believes the Gospel,wherethe boy's illness isattributed to“
animpure dumb and deaf spirit.”Why, then, doesMatthew's Gospel say thatthe
boyis“lunatic” ...

Author: C. Moss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137001207

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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The primary aim of this volume is to synthesize the two fields of disability studies and biblical studies. It illustrates how academic or critical biblical scholarship has shown that many texts involving disability in the Bible is much more nuanced than a casual reading or isolated proof texting may indicate.
Categories: Social Science

Oral Performance Popular Tradition and Hidden Transcript in Q

Oral Performance  Popular Tradition  and Hidden Transcript in Q

... marketed books on the historical Jesus, that modern Gospel scholarship
appears to be laboring under a double disability. Gospel scholars and Jesus
interpreters, they said, seem to have an extremely limited attention span, often
focusing on ...

Author: Richard A. Horsley

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589832480

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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This collection of essays pursues two new approaches to Q, the speeches of Jesus paralleled in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The essays in Part One suggest that recent work in ethnopoetics, the ethnography of performance, and theory of verbal art (especially that of John Miles Foley) both complements and challenges standard approaches to the teaching of Jesus. They explore how Q speeches might be appreciated as oral performance that resonates with listeners in a community context by referencing Israelite popular tradition. The essays in Part Two examine how the work of anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott on popular tradition, "the moral economy of the peasant," and "hidden transcripts" may illuminate the social context and political implications of Q speeches. --From publisher's description.
Categories: Religion

Women Work and the Gospel Values

Women  Work  and the Gospel Values

Focus Do we as women workers see our struggle for pay equity , for equal
promotional opportunity , equal access to job training and equal treatment in
retirement , health and disability programs as part of the Gospel imperative to
justice ?

Author: Mary E. Head

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556121997

Category: Religion

Page: 25

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Disability and Christian Theology

Disability and Christian Theology

Disability. Even as attention to disability highlights fundamental issues about the
diversity of human embodiment, ... of the existential situation of an oppressed
community, relating the forces of liberation to the essence of the gospel, which is

Author: Deborah Beth Creamer

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195369151

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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This book provides a framework for a new theology of disability which begins with the notion that limits are an unsurprising element of human life. This profoundly challenges common sense categories of disabled and non-disabled and offers significant new images and possibilities for theological reflection and action
Categories: Religion

The Disability Studies Reader

The Disability Studies Reader

Its tragedy was that deaf people lived beyond the reach of the gospel. After the
1860s, deafness was redefined as a condition that isolated people from the
national community. Deaf people were cut off from the English-speaking
American ...

Author: Lennard J. Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415953344

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

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The Disability Studies Reader collects, for the first time, representative texts from the newly emerging field of disability studies. This volume represents a major advance in presenting the most important writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective. Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability. Contributors include Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Michelle Fine and Susan Wendell.
Categories: Social Science

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Despite popular public and legislative support of the sterilization program, a
group of ministers representing the Social Gospel Movement opposed Social
Darwinism, arguing that the survival of the fittest mentality was against biblical
teachings ...

Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826106032

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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"What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult
Categories: Psychology

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

It also highlights her emotional responses to her daughter's disability and
illustrates the changing nature of these reactions. I am a 51-year-old black ... She
was also involved in gospel singing at her church. Now all my daughter can do is
help ...

Author: Paul W. Power, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826155820

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to treatment, family adaptation, quality of life, and family survival. A unique feature of the text includes the organization of the chapters around thought-provoking personal statements followed by questions/experiential tasks designed to stimulate thought and discussion. This book is must reading for health and allied health professionals including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family advocates and will serve as a useful textbook for professionals-in-training.
Categories: Medical

Embodying Youth

Embodying Youth

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Disability & Religion.

Author: Wesley W. Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000038866

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Embodying Youth: Exploring Youth Ministry and Disability seeks to help close the gap between disability theology and youth ministry education. What is youth ministry? And who is it for? Christian youth workers and ministers in the West have been answering these questions either implicitly or explicitly for decades. The ways we answer these questions, and the ways in which we go about answering them, have huge implications with regards to the faithfulness and effectiveness of the church’s ministry with young people. These questions have not always been pursued with the experience of disability in mind. In fact, it is often excluded, not only from the academic field but from the church’s practice of youth ministry as well. In this book, scholars and youth workers seek to attend to the questions of youth ministry by putting the experience of disability at the forefront, with hope not only that the church might include young people with disabilities, but also that our very understanding of what youth ministry is, and who youth ministry is for might be transformed, for the sake of the gospel. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Disability & Religion.
Categories: Religion

Encyclopedia of Disability

Encyclopedia of Disability

—Kumur B. Selim See also Blind, History of the. Further Readings Purser, Mary C
. 1932. An Ambassador in Bonds. London: Society for Propagation of the Gospel.
Purser, W. C. B. 1922. “A Mission to the Blind of Burma.” The East and the West ...

Author: Gary L Albrecht

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265209

Category: Medical

Page: 2936

View: 304

SAGE Reference is proud to announce the five-volume Encyclopedia of Disability. This encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. More than 500 world-renowned scholars have written over 1,000 entries —in a clear, accessible style—with the desire to bring all students, researchers, and interested readers closer to the daily experience of disability. Volumes 1 - 4 cover disability A to Z, including a reader's guide, comprehensive bibliography, and index. Volume 5 contains a wealth of primary source documents in the field of disability. The Encyclopedia of Disability is a must-have reference for all academic libraries, large public libraries, and any social science, medical, legal, or governmental reference collections. Non-governmental organizations, charitable foundations, and law firms will also want to add this set to their collections.
Categories: Medical

The Sociology of Disability and Inclusive Education

The Sociology of Disability and Inclusive Education

While Len used the cracks in Thatcher's academies to create new discourses of
disability and inclusion, and new institutions to support these inthe forms ofbooks
... It was theneo liberal gospel for higher education in Ireland, promulgated by the

Author: Madeleine Arnot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135753672

Category: Education

Page: 130

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Len Barton’s intellectual and practical contribution to the sociology of disability and education is highly significant and widely known. The leading scholars in this collection, including his long term collaborators, offer both a celebration and a reassessment of this contribution, addressing the challenge that the social model of disability has presented to dominant medicalised concepts, categories and practices, and their power to define the identity and the lives of others. At the same time the authors build upon some of the key themes that are woven through Len Barton’s work, such as his call for a ‘politics of hope’. This collection explores a wide range of topics, including: difference as a field of political struggle the relationship of disability studies, disabled people and their struggle for inclusion radical activism: organic intellectuals and the disability movement discrimination, exclusion and effective change inclusive education the ‘politics of hope’, resilience and transformative actions universal pedagogy, human rights and citizenship debates. The Sociology of Disability and Inclusive Education highlights Len Barton’s humane vision of academic work, of the nature of an inclusive and non-discriminatory society, of the role of an education system which addresses the rights, and potential of all participants. It indicates how such a society could be achieved through the principles of social inclusion, human rights, equity and social justice. This book was originally published as a special issue of the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
Categories: Education