Fortress PressSpirit and the Politics of Disablement
Disability affords unique perspectives on God, theology and the spirit. These are informed partially by societal perceptions of the disabled person, and how those perceptions are accepted and assimilated into culture. With the proliferation of different disabilities, and the varying levels of disability possible in each, public perception tends to group these into one, and this also feeds into and clouds the issue. How liberal, progressive and liberation theologies affect and are affected by those with disabilities is discussed at length, as well as what the presence of the disabled says about our national and international cultures.
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