Item description for The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability by Nancy Eiesland...
Overview The author, who is disabled, argues that the "hidden history" of nonconventional bodies living ordinary lives with grace and dignity, disgust and disillusion, can make both a theological and pastoral contribution. She affirms that bodies in trouble, that lumber and plod their way through life, are in full continuity with humans' ordinary lives, filled with blessings and curses.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability by Nancy Eiesland has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 10/19/2010 page 31
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1994
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687108012 ISBN13 9780687108015
Availability 0 units.
More About Nancy Eiesland
Nancy L. Eiesland is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Her recent publications include The Disabled God (Abingdon Press, 1994) and Contemporary American Religion (1997, with Penny Becker).
Nancy L. Eiesland was born in 1964 and died in 2009.
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Awesome and Life Changing Apr 27, 2003
I was assigned to read this text for a course. It was one of the most life changing reads of my entire life. I have recommended the book to family and friends and I will continue to do so.
It was a liberating read which caused me to evaluate my own thoughts towards those that are able bodied and those that are not. My concept of what is whole and what is not has also been affected. And although I do not live with a handicap the book gave me insight that I could have never imagined.