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Title Theology and the experience of disability : interdisciplinary perspectives from voices down under / edited by Andrew Picard and Myk Habets
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Table; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Theology and the Experience of Disability 'Down Under'; Part I Theology, Disability, and Being; 1 Disability and the Theology of 4-D Personhood; 2 The World of Cystic Fibrosis: From Diagnosis to Dignity; 3 Parenting a Child with Autism, and the Father-heart of God; 4 Disability Discrimination in the Book of Job; 5 No Longer Strangers: Disabled Ontology and the Church as Meaningful Community in Liquid Modernity
12 Mephibosheth at the Table: A High Point in Davidic Kingship -- 2 Samuel 9:1-1313 Welcoming and Including People with Intellectual Disability: A Report on a Study of Five Churches; 14 From Inclusion to Belonging: Why 'Disabled' Bodies are Necessary for the Faithfulness of the Church; Part III Theology, Disability, and Becoming; 15 Unseen Disability in the Australian Pentecostal Church: Australian Christian Churches, the Four-fold Gospel, and Challenges for the Mentally Ill; 16 Beyond Charity: How can Society have a High Value of Disabled People?
17 Disability and Divinization: Eschatological Parables and Allegations18 Hope in the 'Mountain Manifesto': The Beatitudes' Alternative to the Social Model's Hope; 19 Disability and the Renewal of Theological Education: Beyond Ableism; 20 The Trouble with Normal: What Difference Does a Theology of Disability Make?; Author/Subject Index; Biblical References Index
6 Conversations with James on Leadership: What Can We Learn about Leadership and Personhood from People with Severe Cognitive Disability?7 'He's My Mate': Cerebral Palsy, Church, and the Gift of Friendship; Part II Theology, Disability, and Belonging; 8 The Silence Surrounding Psych Wards; 9 Disability in the Australian Church: Results from the 2011 Church Life Survey; 10 'A Person Standing in the Gap': The Deaf Community as a Mission Field; 11 Banqueting and Disability in the Ancient World: Reconsidering the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24)
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 9, 2016)
Subject Church and minorities.
Church work with people with disabilities.
Disabilities -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
People with disabilities.
Church and minorities.
Church work with people with disabilities.
Disabilities -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
People with disabilities.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Habets, Myk, editor.
Picard, Andrew, editor.
ISBN 1315551276