Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader

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Brian Brock, John Swinton
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Aug 6, 2012 - Religion - 576 pages
For two millennia Christians have thought about what human impairment is and how faith communities and society should respond to people with perceived impairments. But never has one volume collected the most significant Christian writings on disability. This book fills that gap.
Brian Brock and John Swinton's Disability in the Christian Tradition brings together for the first time key writings by thinkers from all periods of Christian history - including Augustine, Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, Luther, Calvin, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, Barth, Hauerwas, and more. Fourteen contemporary experts in theology and disability studies guide readers through each era or group of thinkers, offering clear commentary and highlighting important themes.
 

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Contents

Early Christian Attitudes
24
Augustines Hierarchies of Human Wholeness
65
Broken Flesh
101
Seeing with Iulian of Norwich
152
Kierkegaard
286
Willem Van den Bergh
321
Barth on the Concrete Freedom of Human Life
391
Women Disabled
427
Iean Vaniers Theological Realism
467
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
546
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
554
INDEX OF SCRIPTURE
562
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Brian Brock is lecturer in moral and practical theology atthe University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is the author ofSinging the Ethos of God: On the Place of ChristianEthics in Scripture and has written extensively onmedical ethics and disability theology. For moreinformation, visit the University of Aberdeen website.

John Swinton is professor of practical theology andpastoral care at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, andfounding director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health,and Disability at Aberdeen. His other books includeSpirituality and Mental Health Care, Resurrecting thePerson, and From Bedlam to Shalom.

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