The Disabled God | Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability (Eiesland)

The Disabled God | Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability (Eiesland)

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Draws on themes of the disability-rights movement to identify people with disabilities as members of a socially disadvantaged minority group rather than as individuals who need to adjust. Highlights the hidden history of people with disabilities in church and society. Proclaiming the emancipatory presence of the disabled God, the author maintains the vital importance of the relationship between Christology and social change. Eiesland contends that in the Eucharist, Christians encounter the disabled God and may participate in new imaginations of wholeness and new embodiments of justice.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy L. Eiesland is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Her books include The Disabled God and Contemporary American Religion.

Abingdon Press
1994

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