Disability in the Christian Tradition
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...
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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.
John Swinton (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) holds the chair in practical theology and pastoral care and is director of the centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His other books include Spirituality and Mental Health Care; Resurrecting the Person; Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil and From Bedlam to Shalom.
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Brian Brock (D.Phil., King's College, London) is lecturer in moral and practical theology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published articles on medical ethics and the theology of disability as well as a monograph on the ethics of technological development.
His publications are Singing the Ethos of God: On the Place of Christian Ethics in Scripture (Eerdmans); Christian Ethics in a Technological Age (Eerdmans, 2010); Ed. with J. Swinton, Theology, Disability and the New Genetics: Why Science Needs the Church (T&T Clark) and Ed. with E. Harasta, Evoking Lament: A Theological Discussion (T&T Clark).