Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis (Paperback)
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Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis (Paperback)

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Paperback 246 Pages / Published: 30/11/2011
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349298303
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2011


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"Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus weave together a volume of essays that cover a wide range of voices, disabilities, and historical periods. Their subtext, in fact, is that religious and cultural attitudes about disability are as complex as they are contextual, which leads one to richness rather than confusion. The authors blend and bridge academic research with examples and questions from real lives and practices - not an easy feat, but one that makes the essays accessible to a wide number of people in different roles within and outside of the academy. The essays are consistently clear and well written. I learned something new in each one, enjoyed them all, and look forward to using them in the interfaith, multicultural arenas in which I work." - Rev. Bill Gaventa, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA

"Michael Stoltzfus and Darla Schuum have made a major contribution to the nascent study of Religion and Disability with their edited volume, Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This book will spark continuing dialogue among religious practitioners, scholars of religion, and students. The essays are attentive to recent insights from disability studies with close literary work in religious texts." - Sarah Melcher, Associate Professor of Theology, Xavier University, USA

"While not sufficient as an introductory text for Christians unfamiliar to disability studies, for Christians who are actively involved in empowerment of persons with disabilities, this volume offers a wide diversity of perspectives that are useful for thinking deeply about how scripture, theology, liturgical language, and attitudes of congregants impact acceptance and access." - Kathy Black, Claremont School of Theology, USA

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