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

Disability and the Gospel

Disability and the Gospel

Michael Beates’s concern with disability issues began nearly 30 years ago when his eldest child was born with multiple profound disabilities.

Author: Michael S. Beates

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433530487

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Michael Beates’s concern with disability issues began nearly 30 years ago when his eldest child was born with multiple profound disabilities. Now, as more families like Michael’s are affected by a growing number of difficulties ranging from down syndrome to autism to food allergies, the need for church programs and personal paradigm shifts is greater than ever. Working through key Bible passages on brokenness and disability while answering hard questions, Michael offers here helpful principles for believers and their churches. He shows us how to embrace our own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken, bringing hope and vision to those of us who need it most.
Categories: Religion

Vulnerable Communion

Vulnerable Communion

This book is essential reading for all Christians who desire to enter more fully into the vision of our loving God for our world and to become men and women of peace.

Author: Thomas E. Reynolds

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: UOM:39015077121872

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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A theologian and father of a child with disabilities reveals how disability highlights our common brokenness and need for grace.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Reconceptualising Disability for the Contemporary Church

Reconceptualising Disability for the Contemporary Church

This book seeks to challenge the assumptions which still exist about disability, assumptions which are reflected within the Church.

Author: Frances MacKenney-Jeffs

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334059172

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Even today, there is still an inherent conflict between the way the Gospels speak about disability, and the attitude of the Church. This book seeks to challenge the assumptions which still exist about disability, assumptions which are reflected within the Church. Blending theory, anthropology, theology, pastoral concerns and the lived experience of people with disabilities, Reconceptualising Disability for the Contemporary Church offers an important and thoughtful challenge to the contemporary Church.
Categories: Religion

Human Disability and the Service of God

Human Disability and the Service of God

Explores the role of human disability in the service of God and examines how the participation of people with disabilities relate to the scriptures that speak of sin, disability, and healing.

Author: Nancy L. Eiesland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046903616

Category: Religion

Page: 319

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Explores the role of human disability in the service of God and examines how the participation of people with disabilities relate to the scriptures that speak of sin, disability, and healing. Challenges the current practices within the churches, encourages people with disabilities to press for full inclusion, suggests that congregations should re-envision their actual practices in communal life and worship, and presents a selection entitled "Disabling the Lie." Includes topic and name indices.
Categories: Religion

The Bible and Disability

The Bible and Disability

The Bible and Disability: A Commentary (BDC) is the first comprehensive commentary on the Bible from the perspective of disability.

Author: Sarah J. Melcher

Publisher: Studies in Religion, Theology

ISBN: 1602586217

Category: Religion

Page: 510

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The result is a close reading of the Bible that gives long-overdue attention to the fullness of human identity narrated in the Scriptures.--Kathryn Greene-McCreight, author of Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness
Categories: Religion

Theology and the Experience of Disability

Theology and the Experience of Disability

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 ...

Author: Andrew Picard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317011132

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 Disabled God

The Disabled God

Integrating intellectual with personal, political and spiritual, the author defines a liberatory theology for the disabled.

Author: Nancy L. Eiesland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032957295

Category: Religion

Page: 139

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Integrating intellectual with personal, political and spiritual, the author defines a liberatory theology for the disabled.
Categories: Religion

Disability Faith and the Church Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congregations

Disability  Faith  and the Church  Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congregations

Introduction The Bible is the most central text to Christian theology, and thus is also central to any Christian understanding of disability.

Author: Courtney Wilder Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838859

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Including both theoretical discussions and practical information for congregational use or pastoral use, this rich, accessible book explores biblical text, historical and theological issues of disability, and examples of successful ministry by people with disabilities. • Engages a wide range of theological traditions and writings on disability within the Christian tradition • Provides disability-focused readings of biblical texts relevant to disability studies, both as ecclesial resources and for classroom use • Profiles individuals who are engaged in active ministry and church leadership while living with disabilities • Includes straightforward analysis of complicated social issues like disability and reproductive rights
Categories: Religion

Disability and the Way of Jesus

Disability and the Way of Jesus

Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church Bethany McKinney Fox. However, Parsons and Yong (citing Parsons' work) would disagree.

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

Disability Studies and the Hebrew Bible

Disability Studies and the Hebrew Bible

This unique interdisciplinary book uses a fresh approach to explore issues of disability in the Hebrew Bible.

Author: Jeremy Schipper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567027821

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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This unique interdisciplinary book uses a fresh approach to explore issues of disability in the Hebrew Bible. It examines how disability functions in the David Story (1 Samuel 16; 1 Kings 2) by paying special attention to Mephibosheth, the only biblical character with a disability as a sustained character trait. The David Story contains some of the Bible's most striking images of disability. Nonetheless, interpreters tend to focus on legal material rather than narratives when studying disability in the Hebrew Bible. Often, they neglect the David Story's complex use of disability. They overlook its use of disability imagery as open to critical interpretation because its stereotypical meanings may seem so commonplace and transparent. Yet recent work in the burgeoning field of disability studies presents disability as a complicated motif that demands more critical engagement than it typically receives. Informed by exciting developments in the field, it argues that the David Story employs disability imagery as a subtle mode of narrating and organizing various ideological positions regarding national identity.
Categories: Religion

Disability Sport

Disability Sport

The book contains an up-to-date and comprehensive synthesis of information on -disability sport in its historical context; -organizations, competitions, and sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities; -international perspectives; ...

Author: Karen P. DePauw

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736046380

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 395

View: 439

Disability Sport, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive and practical look at the past, present, and future of disability sport. Topics covered are inclusive of youth through adult participation with in-depth coverage of the essential issues involving athletes with disabilities. This new edition has updated references and new chapter-opening outlines that assist with individual study and class discussions. The book contains an up-to-date and comprehensive synthesis of information on -disability sport in its historical context; -organizations, competitions, and sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities; -international perspectives; and -coaching and training of athletes with disabilities, including sports medicine issues, activity modifications, equipment uses, and event management for both adults and children. In addition, the book addresses current challenges and controversies in disability sport (e.g., inclusion and integration, classification, ethics issues, doping, and equity issues) and looks into the future of disability sport. It includes minibiographies of standouts in disability sport from around the world. Students and professionals can use Disability Sport, Second Edition, as a springboard to further research; as an up-to-date reference; and as a tool in working with, or preparing to work with, athletes with disabilities.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Disability and the Way of Jesus

Disability and the Way of Jesus

In Disability and the Way of Jesus, she considers how the stories of Jesus' healings can guide us toward mutual thriving. How did Jesus' original audience understand his works of healing, and how should we relate to these texts today?

Author: Bethany McKinney Fox

Publisher:

ISBN: 0369364643

Category:

Page: 460

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The Gospels are filled with accounts of Jesus offering physical healing. But even as churches today seek to follow the way of Jesus, people with disabilities all too often experience the very opposite of healing and life-giving community: exclusion, judgment, barriers. Misinterpretation and misapplication of biblical healing narratives can do great damage, yet those who take the Bible seriously mustn't avoid these passages either. Bethany McKinney Fox believes that Christian communities are better off when people with disabilities are an integral part of our common life. In Disability and the Way of Jesus, she considers how the stories of Jesus' healings can guide us toward mutual thriving. How did Jesus' original audience understand his works of healing, and how should we relate to these texts today? After examining the healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts, Fox considers perspectives from medical doctors, disability scholars, and pastors to more fully understand what Jesus does as he heals and how he points the way for relationships with people with disabilities. Personal reflections from Christians with disabilities are featured throughout the book, which concludes with suggestions for concrete practices adaptable to a variety of church settings. Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Fox provides a unique resource that is both theologically grounded and winsomely practical. Disability and the Way of Jesus provides new lenses on holistic healing for scholars, laypeople, and ministry leaders who care about welcoming all people as Jesus would.
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Disability and the City

Disability and the City

In taking exception to these, and related, conceptions of disability, this book explores one of the crucial contexts within which the marginal status of disabled people is experienced: the interrelationships between disability, physical ...

Author: Professor Rob F Imrie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446226670

Category:

Page: 208

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People with disabilities are one of the poorest groups in Western societies. In particular, they lack power, education and opportunities. For most disabled people, their daily reality is dependence on a carer, while trying to survive on state welfare payments. The dominant societal stereotype of disability as a pitiful state reinforces the view that people with disabilities are somehow less than human . In taking exception to these, and related, conceptions of disability, this book explores one of the crucial contexts within which the marginal status of disabled people is experienced: the interrelationships between disability, physical access, and the built environment. The author seeks to explore some of the critical processes underpinning the social construction and production of disability as a state of marginalization and oppression in the built environment. These concerns are interwoven with a discussion of the changing role of the state in defining, categorising, and (re)producing states of disablement for people with disabilities. Focusing primarily on the United Kingdom, although with a substantial discussion of disability and access issues in the USA, the book also considers the role of the design professionals, architects, planners, and building control officers, in the construction of specific spaces and places, which, literally, lock people with disabilities out . From the shattered paving stones along the high street, to the absence of induction loops in a civic building, people with disabilities daily negotiate through hostile environments. Using a range of empirical material, the book documents how the environmental planning system in the United Kingdom is attempting to address the inaccessible nature of the built environment for people with disabilities, while discussing how disabled people are contesting the constraints placed upon their mobility. The book draws on a range of ideas from geography, sociology, and environmental planning and reflects the emergent interest in planning schools with equal opportunity issues and planning for minority groups. It will be relevant to final year geography, planning, and architecture courses and postgraduate planning courses.
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Intellectual Disability A Guide for Families and Professionals

Intellectual Disability A Guide for Families and Professionals

The book addresses legal, medical, mental health, and research-related issues as well as matters of spirituality, highlighting the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability can meaningfully participate in the spiritual lives of ...

Author: James C. Harris, M.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195145720

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States--one percent of the population--have an intellectual disability (previously referred to as mental retardation). These conditions range from genetic disorders such as Down syndrome to disabilities caused by infectious diseases and brain injury. Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals, by one of the country's foremost authorities on intellectual disability, is a comprehensive resource that will be of importance to anyone with a personal connection to a child or adult with a neurodevelopmental disorder.Emphasizing the humanity of persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities, psychiatrist and pediatrician James Harris provides essential information on assessment and diagnosis of intellectual disability, treatments for specific disorders, and ways to take advantage of the wide array of services available today. The focus throughout is on the development of the person, the positive supports necessary for self-determination, and, to the extent possible, independent decision making. Harris also surveys historical attitudes toward intellectual disability, the medical community's current understanding of its causes and frequency, and the associated physical, behavioral, and psychiatric conditions (such as seizure disorder, depression, and autism) that often accompany particular types of intellectual disability. The book addresses legal, medical, mental health, and research-related issues as well as matters of spirituality, highlighting the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability can meaningfully participate in the spiritual lives of their families and their communities. Each chapter ends with a series of key points to remember, and the book concludes with a list of additional resources of further interest.Intellectual Disability is a must-read for parents and families of those with neurodevelopmental disorders, providing guidance and essential information to help their family members effectively, and to make a significant, positive difference in their lives now and in the future.
Categories: Psychology

Healing in the Gospel of Matthew

Healing in the Gospel of Matthew

An advantage of this model is that it draws attention to the embodied experience of disability, including the personal challenges that accompany it.

Author: Walter T. Wilson

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781451470376

Category: Religion

Page: 367

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Walter Wilson adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the healing narratives in the Gospel of Matthew, combining the familiar methods of form, redaction, and narrative criticisms with insights culled from medical anthropology, feminist theory, disability studies, and ancient archaeology to understand the New Testament's longest and most systematic account of healing, Matthew chapters 8 and 9. Close exegetical readings culminate in a final synthesis of Matthew's understanding of healing, how Matthew's narratives of healing expose the distinctive priorities of the evangelist, and how these priorities relate to the theology of the Gospel.
Categories: Religion

Wondrously Wounded

Wondrously Wounded

Brock interweaves his historical and theological analysis with the narrative of his own disabled son, Adam. These stories vividly bring into view the vulnerability, as well as the power, of the disabled in contemporary society.

Author: Brian Brock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481310135

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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Categories: Social Science

The People Power Disability Serious Illness Senior Citizen Superbook Book 4 Specific Disabilities Vision Loss Hearing Loss Speech Brain Mobility Problems

The    People Power    Disability   Serious Illness   Senior Citizen Superbook  Book 4  Specific Disabilities  Vision Loss  Hearing Loss  Speech   Brain   Mobility Problems

Gospel Assn. for The Blind BOX 62 Delray Beach, Fl 33447 407-274-9700 Log of Bridgetender 166 Little Deer Rd. Bridgeport, Ct 06606 203-374-3865 For blind ...

Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304798329

Category: Science

Page:

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Within the optical field, there are several specialties. An opthamologist and optometrist are the highest grade of eye technician, doing surgery, removing cataracts, certified to use the excimer laser to cure nearsightedness, etc. One step below that is the optician, the eye technicians who takes eye tests and fits you for glasses and contact lenses among other things. Optometrists diagnose, manage, and treat basic conditions and diseases of the human eye. Their practice consists of eye examinations, diagnosis of problems, and the prescription of corrective lenses. Dispensing opticians fill the prescription that is written by an optometrist. They design, measure, fit and help select frames for their patients. An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats eye diseases. For the brain to interpret the information transmitted along the optic nerve, to blend the two separate images into a single image and to be able to judge distances correctly, the two eyes must work together.
Categories: Science

Questions and Feelings About Having a Disability

Questions and Feelings About  Having a Disability

"An inclusive and accessible picture book for children that explores what it is like to have a disability."--Back cover.

Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 144515661X

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 32

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How do you help a young child deal with disability or explain what that means? This hands on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them cope.
Categories: Children with disabilities

A History of Disability

A History of Disability

In this volume, Stiker examines a fundamental issue in contemporary Western discourse on disability: the cultural assumption that equality/sameness/similarity is always desired by those in society.

Author: Henri-Jacques Stiker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047208626X

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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The increasing numbers of scholars, policy-makers, and political activists who are concerned with questions of physical and cognitive disability will warmly welcome Henri-Jacques Stiker's book, the first to attempt to provide a framework for analyzing disability through the ages. Published in 1997 in France as Corps infirmes et sociétés and available now in an excellent English translation, the book traces the history of western cultural responses to disability, from ancient times to the present. In this volume, Stiker examines a fundamental issue in contemporary Western discourse on disability: the cultural assumption that equality/sameness/similarity is always desired by those in society. He highlights the consequences of such a mindset, illustrating the intolerance of diversity and individualism that arises from placing such importance on equality. Importantly, Stiker does not hesitate to assert his own stance on the issues he discusses: that difference is not only acceptable, but that it is desirable, that it is necessary. The author goes beyond anecdotal history to traverse a little known history, penetrating to the heart of collective attitudes and reflecting on elements of policy. The sweep is broad; from a rereading and reinterpretation of the Oedipus myth to current legislation regarding disablity, he proposes an analytical history that demonstrates how societies reveal themselves through their attitudes towards disability, at times in unexpected ways, since the study of detail is often the best entry into the whole of a culture. The book will be of interest to scholars of disability, historians, social scientists, cultural anthropologists, and those who are intrigued by the role that culture plays in the development of language and thought surrounding the disabled. Henri-Jacques Stiker is Director of Research and member of the department of the History and Civilization of Western Societies, University of Paris VII.
Categories: Social Science