Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics [Paperback]

By Hans S. Reinders (Author)
Our Price $ 28.00  
Retail Value $ 40.00  
You Save $ 12.00  (30%)  
Item Number 84995  
Buy New $28.00
Quantity:
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics by Hans S. Reinders...

Overview
Is the point of human life what we are capable of doing? Is that what defines us as human beings? And if this basic anthropological assumption is true, where can that leave those with intellectual disabilities, unable to accomplish the things that we propose give us our very humanity? Hans Reinders here makes an unusual claim about unusual people: those who are profoundly disabled are people just like the rest of us. He acknowledges that, at first glance, this is not an unusual claim given the steps taken within the last few decades to bring the rights of those with disabilities into line with the rights of the mainstream. But, he argues, that cannot be the end of the matter, because the disabled are human beings before they are citizens. "To live a human life properly," he says, "they must not only be included in our institutions and have access to our public spaces; they must also be included in other people's lives, not just by natural necessity but by choice." Overturning the "commonsense" view of human beings, Reinders's argument for a paradigm shift in our relation to people with disabilities is founded on a groundbreaking philosophical-theological consideration of humanity and of our basic human commonality.

Publishers Description
Does what we are capable of doing define us as human beings? If this basic anthropological assumption is true, where can that leave those with intellectual disabilities, unable to accomplish the things that we propose give us our very humanity? Hans Reinders here makes an unusual claim about unusual people: those who are profoundly disabled are people just like the rest of us.

He acknowledges that, at first glance, this is not an unusual claim given the steps taken within the last few decades to bring the rights of those with disabilities into line with the rights of the mainstream. But, he argues, that cannot be the end of the matter, because the disabled are human beings before they are citizens. "To live a human life properly," he says, "they must not only be included in our institutions and have access to our public spaces; they must also be included in other people's lives, not just by natural necessity but by choice."

Receiving the Gift of Friendship consists of three parts: (1) Profound Disability, (2) Theology, and (3) Ethics. Overturning the "commonsense" view of human beings, Reinders's argument for a paradigm shift in our relation to people with disabilities is founded on a groundbreaking philosophical-theological consideration of humanity and of our basic human commonality. Moreover, Reinders gives his study human vividness and warmth with stories of the profoundly disabled from his own life and from the work of Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen in L'Arche communities.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics by Hans S. Reinders has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Christianity Today - 07/01/2012 page 90


Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   404
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN  0802862322  
ISBN13  9780802862327  


Availability  0 units.


More About Hans S. Reinders


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Hans S. Reinders is Professor of Ethics and Bernard Lievegoed Professor of Ethics and Disability at VU University in Amsterdam.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.




Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Ethics & Morality
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Bible > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Ethics


Christian Product Categories
Books > Theology > Theology & Doctrine > Philosophical Theology



Similar Products



Reviews - What do customers think about Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics?

Be the first to write a review about Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy