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
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.
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
As parents of a son with disabilities, Thomas E. Reynolds and his wife know what it's like to be misunderstood by a church community. In Vulnerable Communion, Reynolds draws upon that personal experience and a diverse body of literature to empower churches and individuals to foster deeper hospitality toward persons with disabilities. Reynolds argues that the Christian story is one of strength coming from weakness, of wholeness emerging from brokenness, and of power in vulnerability. He offers valuable biblical, theological, and pastoral tools to understand and welcome those with disabilities. Vulnerable Communion will be a useful resource for any student, theologian, church leader, or lay person seeking to discover the power of God revealed through weakness.
It's jam-packed with resources to answer the tough questions, take you deeper into God's Word, and propel you to action: A Word from Joni devotionals show how to pursue God amid suffering Profiles of Bible characters and contemporary ...
There is hardly a person who doesn't know someone dealing with a disability, disease, chronic illness, or other form of personal suffering. The "Beyond Suffering Bible" is the first study Bible to directly address those who suffer and the people who love and care for them. From bestselling author, singer, and radio host Joni Eareckson Tada and the experts at Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability, the "Beyond Suffering Bible" is filled with thousands of notes and features that invite readers into a conversation about suffering and its place in each person's life. Each feature has been carefully created to provide readers with valuable information, meaningful encouragement, and challenging applications as they encounter God's Word.
Author: Courtney Wilder Ph.D.Publish On: 2016-04-25
What are the limits to a disability-affirming hermeneutic? Rebecca Raphael is straightforward about the difficulties of generating a disabilitypositive reading of the Bible as a whole: To read positively [with respect to disability] ...
Author: Courtney Wilder Ph.D.
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
Author: Bethany McKinney FoxPublish On: 2019-05-28
Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church Bethany McKinney Fox. However, Parsons and Yong (citing Parsons' work) would disagree. They offer Zacchaeus as an example of someone with a physical blemish, his “pathological shortness,” ...
Author: Bethany McKinney Fox
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Category: Social Science
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.
Author: Deborah Beth CreamerPublish On: 2009-01-05
She does not identify herself as a person with a disability but rather calls herself a “secondary consumer,” a phrase commonly used to indicate a person who has a family member with a disability. In the book Copious Hosting, ...
Author: Deborah Beth Creamer
Publisher: OUP USA
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
Author: Frances MacKenney-JeffsPublish On: 2021-01-29
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
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.
In John's Gospel disabilities “are signs and sites of the assertion and negotiation of imperial power.”72 They are more than representations that often seek to mask the disparities between the colonizer and the colonized (i.e. between ...
Author: Albert A. Herzog
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book provides pastors, seminarians, and interested laity with the background necessary to understand the need for disability ministry and the contexts out of which the church’s ministry among people with disabilities must emerge. This is true not only for descriptions of ministries over the past sixty years, but also the challenges disability poses for biblical studies, church history, Christian theology, and ethics. Insights are gained not only from mainstream secular and religious sources but from evangelical and other conservative materials. The blending of items from different religious resources reveals just how ubiquitous disability is and the need for disability ministry—now and for many years into the future. The book’s format is such that either it can serve as a text for courses on disability ministry, or individual chapters can be employed in various courses on selected topics in biblical studies, history, theology, and ethics. Pastors and lay leaders will enjoy the depth of coverage for each topic. This is a book about a serious subject, for serious readers. Its materials are designed to inform, stimulate, and promote disability ministry as a topic worthy of serious study.
18 As disability scholars frequently point out, uncritical appropriations of such symbolism have profound ... Generally speaking, in the Gospels, Jesus is not presented as accommodating people with disabilities or honoring the somatic ...
Author: Walter T. Wilson
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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.
The book describes and evaluates the socio-institutional political, and technical relations that underpin the design and construction of housing.
Author: Robert Imrie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
"Accessible Housing considers the role and significance of house builders in influencing the design and construction of accessible housing that can meet the needs of disabled people. Its primary focus is the speculative house building process, and the construction of private (for sale) dwellings. The book describes and evaluates the socio-institutional political, and technical relations that underpin the design and construction of housing. These, so it is argued, shape builders' reluctance to design and construct housing that is flexible to accommodate variations in bodily needs and performance." -- Book jacket.
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Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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.
Judaism and Disability delves into all of the ancient texts and their explications, including the Tanach, the Hebrew acronym for the Jewish Bible, the Mishnah, considered the foundation of rabbinic literature, and the Bavli, the Babylonian ...
Author: Judith Z. Abrams
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Judaism and Disability delves into all of the ancient texts and their explications, including the Tanach, the Hebrew acronym for the Jewish Bible, the Mishnah, considered the foundation of rabbinic literature, and the Bavli, the Babylonian Talmud. Instead of imposing a contemporary consciousness upon these archaic works, this carefully researched book presents their viewpoints as written, in an effort to understand why they expressed the sensibilities that they did.
embodiment of the gospel as it displays the reconciling power of the gospel in its rich variety. Swinton rightly argues that the call to shift from an ecclesiology of inclusion for people with disabilities to an ecclesiology of ...
Author: Andrew Picard
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.
Author: Anna Rebecca SolevågPublish On: 2018-10-29
In a number of case studies, Solevåg shows how early Christians struggled to come to terms with issues relating to body, health, and dis/ability in the gospel stories, apocryphal narratives, Pauline letters, and patristic expositions.
Author: Anna Rebecca Solevåg
Publisher: SBL Press
An intersectional study of New Testament and noncanonical literature Anna Rebecca Solevåg explores how nonnormative bodies are presented in early Christian literature through the lens of disability studies. In a number of case studies, Solevåg shows how early Christians struggled to come to terms with issues relating to body, health, and dis/ability in the gospel stories, apocryphal narratives, Pauline letters, and patristic expositions. Solevåg uses the concepts of narrative prosthesis, gaze and stare, stigma, monster theory, and crip theory to examine early Christian material to reveal the multiple, polyphonous, contradictory ways in which nonnormative bodies appear. Features: Case studies that reveal a variety of understandings, attitudes, medical frameworks, and taxonomies for how disabled bodies were interpreted A methodology that uses disability as an analytical tool that contributes insights about cultural categories, ideas of otherness, and social groups’ access to or lack of power An intersectional perspective drawing on feminist, gender, queer, race, class, and postcolonial studies
CHAPTER 5 Out of the Darkness: Examining the Rhetoric of Blindness in the Gospel of John1 Jennifer L.Koosed and Darla ... anindividual's full membership in the Christian community that almost always excludes persons with disabilities.
Author: Darla Schumm
This edited collection of essays examines how religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and chronic illness. Contributors employ a variety of methodological approaches including ethnography, historical, cultural, or textual analysis, personal narrative, and theological/philosophical investigation.
Drawing on the controversial case of “Ashley X,” a girl with severe developmental disabilities who received interventionist medical treatment to limit her growth and keep her body forever small—a procedure now known as the “Ashley Treatment”—Reconsidering Intellectual Disability explores important questions at the intersection of disability theory, Christian moral theology, and bioethics. What are the biomedical boundaries of acceptable treatment for those not able to give informed consent? Who gets to decide when a patient cannot communicate their desires and needs? Should we accept the dominance of a form of medicine that identifies those with intellectual impairments as pathological objects in need of the normalizing bodily manipulations of technological medicine? In a critical exploration of contemporary disability theory, Jason Reimer Greig contends that L'Arche, a federation of faith communities made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities, provides an alternative response to the predominant bioethical worldview that sees disability as a problem to be solved. Reconsidering Intellectual Disability shows how a focus on Christian theological tradition’s moral thinking and practice of friendship with God offers a way to free not only people with intellectual disabilities but all people from the objectifying gaze of modern medicine. L'Arche draws inspiration from Jesus's solidarity with the "least of these" and a commitment to Christian friendship that sees people with profound cognitive disabilities not as anomalous objects of pity but as fellow friends of God. This vital act of social recognition opens the way to understanding the disabled not as objects to be fixed but as teachers whose lives can transform others and open a new way of being human.
However, the gospels show Jesus as sensitive and caring to PWDs: they are the main focus of the healing ministry of Jesus (Mk 8:22-26; 10:4652). At the same time, the negative images of disability in the Gospels are also significant.
Author: Francis Machingura
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This volume offers updated accounts of Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe, and explores most of the dominant themes in contemporary Pentecostalism, including leadership, competition, gender, youth and prosperity. In addition, some chapters investigate emerging themes in studies on Pentecostalism, such as disability. Contributors to this volume situate Zimbabwean Pentecostalism within the larger continuum of global Pentecostalism, and reflect on Pentecostal biblical interpretation, the interface between Pentecostalism and African Traditional Religions, the use of titles in Zimbabwean Pentecostalism and Pentecostalism’s engagement with HIV/AIDS. The book will appeal to scholars in religious studies and theology, religious education, disability studies, social sciences, history, political science, development studies, gender, cultural studies, and anthropology, as well as general readers.
more flexible and accessible to disabled students . to reach out to people with disabilities with the gospel : “ When thou makest a feast , call the poor , the maimed , the lame , the blind : And thou shalt be blessed ; for they cannot ...
This book discusses the multifaceted concept of disability in the context of India.
Author: Nandini Ghosh
Category: Social Science
This book discusses the multifaceted concept of disability in the context of India. Through analyses of theoretical propositions of disability in South Asia and empirical explorations of the lives of persons with disabilities in India, this book not only brings to the forefront a hitherto unexplored realm in academic discourse, but also bridges the gap between theory and lived reality, and between policy and practice. Thus, it is an important addition to the field of development studies in South Asia. The papers herein represent multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives from architects, lawyers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, economists and linguists to social work practitioners from the grassroots level. This range of insights from different disciplines allows for the exploration of a wide range of issues around disability and the lives of disabled people, moving from theoretical assumptions to exploring structural and infrastructural barriers, to problematizing different aspects of the lives of disabled people, and from objective realms to more subjective domains. Along with students and researchers of disability studies, this book is of interest to a diverse readership encompassing the social sciences, mental health, and development studies.
activity.14 By my count, the Gospel of Luke includes thirteen healing stories and four accounts of the expelling of demons ... 17 Noted by David F. Watson, “Disability in Luke-Acts,” in Disability and the Bible: A Commentary, ed.
The twenty-five essays of Anatomies of the Gospels and Beyond are offered by internationally recognized New Testament scholars to honor the deep and broad legacy of R. Alan Culpepper by presenting a snapshot of current research in the field.