Yesterday we told you about Amos Yong’s book The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God.
We thought that you might also like another of his books on the subject of Christianity & the disabled, so today we are mentioning an earlier work & one more focused on Down syndrome,Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity.
In this work, he touches not only on the social aspects of disability, but also the philosophical & theological issues. It’s a bit more of a scholarly work, a little harder to read through, than the newer book, but still an invaluable resource if you are interested in the subject.
A short review from Brian Brock, Lecturer in Moral and Practical Theology, University of Aberdeen
“Theology and Down Syndrome is that rare gem, a genuinely groundbreaking study. Its original contribution to systematic theology is to develop a theological anthropology by considering a particular special example rather than working from theoretical premises alone. It addresses several contemporary concerns in disability studies by reframing them in a thoroughly theological manner. The study is well seasoned with poignant biographical observations, judicious surveys of the major religious traditions on the topic of disability, and a critical awareness of the modern history of Down syndrome. This challenging and stimulating look at Down syndrome is a must read for any Christian academic or layperson interested in what it means to be a human being.”
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