Disability and the Gospel

Explores key Bible passages on brokenness and disability to develop helpful principles for believers and churches, teaching them first to embrace their own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken.

Disability and the Gospel

Author: Michael S. Beates

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433530457

Page: 191

View: 924

Explores key Bible passages on brokenness and disability to develop helpful principles for believers and churches, teaching them first to embrace their own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken.

Disability and the Way of Jesus

What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts.

Disability and the Way of Jesus

Author: Bethany McKinney Fox

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830872388

Page: 224

View: 432

What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts. This theologically grounded and winsomely practical resource helps us more fully understand what Jesus does as he heals and how he points the way for relationships with people with disabilities.

The Poor the Crippled the Blind and the Lame

In this study, Louise A. Gosbell uses disability as a lens through which to explore a number of these passages anew.

 The Poor  the Crippled  the Blind  and the Lame

Author: Louise A. Gosbell

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316155132X

Page: 427

View: 574

The New Testament gospels feature numerous social exchanges between Jesus and people with various physical and sensory disabilities. Despite this, traditional biblical scholarship has not seen these people as agents in their own right but existing only to highlight the actions of Jesus as a miracle worker. In this study, Louise A. Gosbell uses disability as a lens through which to explore a number of these passages anew. Using the cultural model of disability as the theoretical basis, she explores the way that the gospel writers, as with other writers of the ancient world, used the language of disability as a means of understanding, organising, and interpreting the experiences of humanity. Her investigation highlights the ways in which the gospel writers reinforce and reflect, as well as subvert, culturally-driven constructions of disability in the ancient world.

Disability Faith and the Church Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congregations

Hebrew Bible scholar Rebecca Raphael, who describes herself as a “late-
deafened adult,”1 asks rhetorically, “why study disability, and why study it in the
Bible? Here are my short answers: because disability is a major human
experience, and ...

Disability  Faith  and the Church  Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congregations

Author: Courtney Wilder Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838852

Page: 158

View: 929

Including both theoretical discussions and practical information for congregational use or pastoral use, this rich, accessible book explores biblical text, historical and theological issues of disability, and examples of successful ministry by people with disabilities. • Engages a wide range of theological traditions and writings on disability within the Christian tradition • Provides disability-focused readings of biblical texts relevant to disability studies, both as ecclesial resources and for classroom use • Profiles individuals who are engaged in active ministry and church leadership while living with disabilities • Includes straightforward analysis of complicated social issues like disability and reproductive rights

Theology and the Experience of Disability

Presenting both short narratives emerging out of theological reflection on experience and analytical essays arising from engagement in scholarly conversations Theology and the Experience of Disability is a conscious attempt to develop ...

Theology and the Experience of Disability

Author: Andrew Picard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317011147

Page: 320

View: 328

The Christian gospel compels humanity to embrace deeper ways of being human together that will overcome false divisions and exclusions in search of flourishing and graced communities. Presenting both short narratives emerging out of theological reflection on experience and analytical essays arising from engagement in scholarly conversations Theology and the Experience of Disability is a conscious attempt to develop theology by and with people with disabilities instead of theology about people with disabilities. A mixture of academic, professional, practical, and/or lived experience is brought to the topic in search of constructive multi-disciplinary proposals for church and society. The result is an interdisciplinary engagement with the constructive possibilities that emerge from a distinctly Christian understanding of disability as lived experience.

A Healing Homiletic

In A Healing Homiletic: Preaching and Disability, Kathy Black offers a unique and effective approach for preaching about disabilities.

A Healing Homiletic

Author: Kathy Black

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426775032

Page: 192

View: 358

In A Healing Homiletic: Preaching and Disability, Kathy Black offers a unique and effective approach for preaching about disabilities. By going to the heart of the gospel and drawing on the healing narratives or miracle stories, Black shows how preaching affects the inclusion or exclusion of forty-three million persons with disabilities from our faith communities. A Healing Homiletic provides a new method of preaching about healing, based on Scripture, for understanding the needs of the disability community.

Compel Them to Come in

At the heart of the book is the premise that every person, regardless of their condition or disability deserves a presentation of the gospel at their level of understanding.

Compel Them to Come in

Author: Inc Special Touch Ministry

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 144907586X

Page: 256

View: 751

One out of every five Americans lives with the daily challenges of some form of disability. Eighty percent of this group has no home church home to call their own. For twenty-eight years Special Touch Ministry has served the spiritual and felt needs of thousands of people with physical and intellectual disabilities across the nation. In addition to direct ministry through the Summer Get Away vacation/retreat program and local chapter support groups, its representatives have taught at numerous churches and conferences on vital issues related to disability awareness, advocacy and ministry across the country. Now Special Touch presents a tool to help local pastors and congregations touch the lives of people with disabilities in their communities. Compel Them to Come In: Reaching People with Disabilities through the Local Church is both a disability ministry conference between two covers and a journey into the world of disability as seen through those who live there. At the heart of the book is the premise that every person, regardless of their condition or disability deserves a presentation of the gospel at their level of understanding. Compel Them to Come In presents discussions on the following topics: The Biblical foundation and mandate for disability ministry How churches can start an outreach to people with disabilities in their community A Biblical strategy for evangelism How to Present a Disability Awareness Sunday Including Students with Special Needs in your Sunday School Whosoever Will May Come: People with Intellectual Disabilities and Worship Understanding the Unique Needs of People with Mild Intellectual Disabilities Inside the Prison Bars of Physical Disability The Crisis and the Covenant: Physical Disability and Marriage Making the Cross Accessible to the Blind and the Vision Impaired With much more to everyone with an accessible heart and a desire to make a difference on an adventure of a lifetime!

Embodying Youth

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Disability & Religion.

Embodying Youth

Author: Wesley W. Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000038866

Page: 124

View: 461

Embodying Youth: Exploring Youth Ministry and Disability seeks to help close the gap between disability theology and youth ministry education. What is youth ministry? And who is it for? Christian youth workers and ministers in the West have been answering these questions either implicitly or explicitly for decades. The ways we answer these questions, and the ways in which we go about answering them, have huge implications with regards to the faithfulness and effectiveness of the church’s ministry with young people. These questions have not always been pursued with the experience of disability in mind. In fact, it is often excluded, not only from the academic field but from the church’s practice of youth ministry as well. In this book, scholars and youth workers seek to attend to the questions of youth ministry by putting the experience of disability at the forefront, with hope not only that the church might include young people with disabilities, but also that our very understanding of what youth ministry is, and who youth ministry is for might be transformed, for the sake of the gospel. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Disability & Religion.

Unmanly Men

See Thomas Hentrich, “Masculinity and Disability in the Bible,” in This Abled
Body: Rethinking Disabilities ... On the definition of paradox, see Laura C. Sweat,
The Theological Role of Paradox in the Gospel of Mark (LNTS 492; London: ...

Unmanly Men

Author: Brittany E. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019026649X

Page: 360

View: 402

New Testament scholars typically assume that the men who pervade the pages of Luke's two volumes are models of an implied "manliness." Scholars rarely question how Lukan men measure up to ancient masculine mores, even though masculinity is increasingly becoming a topic of inquiry in the field of New Testament and its related disciplines. Drawing especially from gender-critical work in classics, Brittany Wilson addresses this lacuna by examining key male characters in Luke-Acts in relation to constructions of masculinity in the Greco-Roman world. Of all Luke's male characters, Wilson maintains that four in particular problematize elite masculine norms: namely, Zechariah (the father of John the Baptist), the Ethiopian eunuch, Paul, and, above all, Jesus. She further explains that these men do not protect their bodily boundaries nor do they embody corporeal control, two interrelated male gender norms. Indeed, Zechariah loses his ability to speak, the Ethiopian eunuch is castrated, Paul loses his ability to see, and Jesus is put to death on the cross. With these bodily "violations," Wilson argues, Luke points to the all-powerful nature of God and in the process reconfigures--or refigures--men's own claims to power. Luke, however, not only refigures the so-called prerogative of male power, but he refigures the parameters of power itself. According to Luke, God provides an alternative construal of power in the figure of Jesus and thus redefines what it means to be masculine. Thus, for Luke, "real" men look manifestly unmanly. Wilson's findings in Unmanly Men will shatter long-held assumptions in scholarly circles and beyond about gendered interpretations of the New Testament, and how they can be used to understand the roles of the Bible's key characters.

Jesus in Context

... marketed books on the historical Jesus, that modern Gospel scholarship
appears to be laboring under a double disability. Gospel scholars and Jesus
interpreters, they said, seem to have an extremely limited attention span, often
focusing on ...

Jesus in Context

Author: Richard A. Horsley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451416695

Page: 274

View: 439

*Applies new methods to the study of the historical Jesus * Includes illuminating maps

Disability Studies and Biblical Literature

Matth. 13.6). Origencasts aside this physiological and sympathetic etiology,
asserting that he believes the Gospel,wherethe boy's illness isattributed to“
animpure dumb and deaf spirit.”Why, then, doesMatthew's Gospel say thatthe
boyis“lunatic” ...

Disability Studies and Biblical Literature

Author: C. Moss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137001208

Page: 232

View: 158

The primary aim of this volume is to synthesize the two fields of disability studies and biblical studies. It illustrates how academic or critical biblical scholarship has shown that many texts involving disability in the Bible is much more nuanced than a casual reading or isolated proof texting may indicate.

Oral Performance Popular Tradition and Hidden Transcript in Q

... marketed books on the historical Jesus, that modern Gospel scholarship
appears to be laboring under a double disability. Gospel scholars and Jesus
interpreters, they said, seem to have an extremely limited attention span, often
focusing on ...

Oral Performance  Popular Tradition  and Hidden Transcript in Q

Author: Richard A. Horsley

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589832485

Page: 229

View: 646

This collection of essays pursues two new approaches to Q, the speeches of Jesus paralleled in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The essays in Part One suggest that recent work in ethnopoetics, the ethnography of performance, and theory of verbal art (especially that of John Miles Foley) both complements and challenges standard approaches to the teaching of Jesus. They explore how Q speeches might be appreciated as oral performance that resonates with listeners in a community context by referencing Israelite popular tradition. The essays in Part Two examine how the work of anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott on popular tradition, "the moral economy of the peasant," and "hidden transcripts" may illuminate the social context and political implications of Q speeches. --From publisher's description.

Disability in Medieval Europe

... stereotypes, echoing Christ's Gospel miracles, or concerned 'real' medical
conditions among medieval populations, seems to have fascinated scholars for
some time.50 Some 35 years ago Sigal had already tried to address this issue.

Disability in Medieval Europe

Author: Irina Metzler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134217382

Page: 368

View: 249

This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe. Examining a popular era that is of great interest to many historians and researchers, Irene Metzler presents a theoretical framework of disability and explores key areas such as: medieval theoretical concepts theology and natural philosophy notions of the physical body medical theory and practice. Bringing into play the modern day implications of medieval thought on the issue, this is a fascinating and informative addition to the research studies of medieval history, history of medicine and disability studies scholars the English-speaking world over.

The Gift of a Disability

My next-door neighbor Willie D. Weems, backup baritone singer for the
Sensational Trumpeteers, a gospel quartet group of Griffin, Georgia, came to our
house and said he wanted to talk with me. As we entered the living room, he
began to ...

The Gift of a Disability

Author: Richard Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493120611

Page: 80

View: 724

The Gift of a Disability is a first-person narrative of the life of Richard Harris, a disabled individual born with a knobbed right hand with no fingers. The early life through manhood years of this author is chronicled in a compelling saga of his ability to cope with various vicissitudes of living with and triumphing over a physical disability, in a manner believed to be divinely inspired and commissioned as a gift to inspire himself and other disabled individuals toward lives of success and individual accomplishment. Beginning with his childhood in the small rural town of Griffin, Georgia, located approximately fifty miles south of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, the story of the success of this fraternal twin from a family of eight children is told in a manner capturing the emotional and psychological challenges of a disabled individual competing for success in life among the nondisabled American working populace of family members, friends, and compatriots. From a background of active involvement in the ministry and teachings of the legendary Griffin pastor, the late Reverend D. F. Fuller, the life experiences of this author are presented in a manner that inspires and motivates disabled individuals toward successful individual growth and development. The story seeks to foster increased awareness and recognition and respect of the general public of the success of millions of physically impaired Americans who overcome physical, mental, and other artificial barriers to successfully compete as productive employees in the nation’s workforce. The author’s thirty-year public service involvement and participation in disability causes and issues at the national, state, and regional levels offers unique views, perspectives, and insights on disability rehabilitation management and preparation of disabled individuals for successful participation in the nation’s world of work.

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

... of the sterilization program, a group of ministers representing the Social Gospel
Movement opposed Social Darwinism, ... But not all Social Gospelers were in
agreement, as many held firm to the notion that disability and illness were related
 ...

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610603X

Page: 528

View: 107

"What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult

Women Work and the Gospel Values

Focus Do we as women workers see our struggle for pay equity , for equal
promotional opportunity , equal access to job training and equal treatment in
retirement , health and disability programs as part of the Gospel imperative to
justice ?

Women  Work  and the Gospel Values

Author: Mary E. Head

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556121999

Page: 25

View: 119

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Same Lake Different Boat

Disability is a normal part of life in an abnormal world. Churches are to minister with and alongside those more severely affected by the fall.

Same Lake  Different Boat

Author: Stephanie O. Hubach

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9781596380516

Page: 234

View: 784

Disability is a normal part of life in an abnormal world. Churches are to minister with and alongside those more severely affected by the fall.

Writing on the Gospel of Mark

The experience of women with disabilities has begun to be recognized as an
area of inquiry in academic discourse in general and within feminist theology in
particular . Feminist writers in the disabled persons ' movement have pointed out
the ...

Writing on the Gospel of Mark

Author: William Telford

Publisher: Guides to Advanced Biblical Research

ISBN:

Page: 575

View: 399

This thorough manual for advanced students and their supervisors and anyone researching or writing on the Gospel of Mark is the opening volume in an important new series of Guides to Advanced Biblical Research. Together with an essay on the current state of research and a discussion of the future of Markan study, it provides a chrestomathy of samples of Markan research together with a review of recent dissertations and a full, annotated bibliography.