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Author Lewis, Hannah, 1971-

Title Deaf Liberation Theology
Published Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (209 pages)
Series Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology
Explorations in practical, pastoral, and empirical theology.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Framework and Methodology; 2 Deaf-World: Being Deaf in the Twenty-First Century; 3 Deaf-Church: A History of Deaf People and the Church; 4 Deaf People Constructed in Theology; 5 Deaf People Constructed in the Church as an Organization; 6 Deaf-World, Sign Language and the Bible: Is There a Deaf Liberation Hermeneutic?; 7 Can Jesus Sign?: Who Is Jesus Christ for Deaf People Today?; 8 What is Truly Deaf Worship?; 9 A Liberating-Shaped Church; Bibliography; Index
Summary Deconstructing the theology and practice of the Church, Hannah Lewis shows how the Church unconsciously oppresses Deaf people through its view of them as people who can't hear. Lewis reclaims Deaf perspectives on Church history, examines how an essentially visual Deaf culture can relate to the written text of the bible and asks 'can Jesus sign?' This book pulls together all these strands to consider how worship can be truly liberating, truly a place for Deaf people to celebrate who they are before God
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Subject Church work with the deaf.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 075468704X