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Theology without Words: Theology in the Deaf Community - Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology (Paperback)Wayne Morris (author), Revd Jeff Astley (series editor), Revd Canon Leslie J. Francis (series editor), Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy (series editor), Dr. Nicola Slee (series editor)
Paperback 198 Pages / Published: 28/07/2008
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This book is a study of a Christian theology without words, focussing on theology in the Deaf Community. Deaf people's first and preferred method of communication is not English or any other spoken language, but British Sign Language - a language that cannot be written down. Deaf people of faith attend church on a regular basis, profess faith in God and have developed unique approaches to doing theology. While most Western theology is word-centred and is either expressed through or dependent on written texts, theology in the Deaf Community is largely non-written. This book presents and examines some of that theology from the Deaf Community and argues that written texts are not necessary for creative theological debate, a deep spirituality or for ideas about God to develop.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 11 mm
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