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Title Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [electronic resource] : sacred texts, historical traditions, and social analysis / edited by Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xxii, 246 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions and Disability -- Reading Talmudic Bodies: Disability, Narrative, and the Gaze in Rabbinic Judaism; J. Watts Belser -- What the Rabbis Heard: Deafness in the Mishnah; B. Gracer -- Islam and Disability: Broad Outlines; M. Ghaly -- Leprosy in Early Islam; M.L. Long -- Vitiliginous (Sk)Inscriptions: Historical Religious Interpretations of Involuntarily Whining Skin; E.R. Sierra-Zarella -- Resurrecting Deformity: Augustine on Wounded and Scarred Bodies in the Heavenly Realm; K. Upson-Saia -- PART II: Social and Philosophical Perspectives on Religion and Disability -- Religious Metaphors as a Justification for Eugenic Control: A Historical Analysis; G.V.O'Brian & A. Molinari -- Catholicism and Disability: Sacred and Profane; C. James -- Disability and the Love of Wisdom: De-forming, Re-forming, and Per-forming Philosophy of Religion; A. Yong -- Beyond Models: Tentative Daoist Contributions to Disability Studies; D. Schumm & M. Stoltzfus --
Section 1. Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions and Disability: 1. Reading Talmudic Bodies: Disability, Narrative, and the Gaze in Rabbinic Judaism / Julia Watts Belser; 2. What the Rabbis Heard: Deafness in the Mishnah / Bonnie Gracer; 3. Leprosy in Early Islam / Matthew L. Long; 4. Vitiliginous (Sk)Inscriptions: Historical Religious Interpretations of Involuntarily Whining Skin / Elizabeth R. Sierra; 5. Out of the Darkeness: Examining the Rhetoric of Blindness in the Gospel of John / Jennifer L. Koosed and Darla Schumm; 6. Resurrecting Deformity: Augustine on Wounded and Scarred Bodies in the Heavenly Realm / Kristi Upson-Saia -- Section 2. Social and Philosophical Perspectives on Religion and Disability: 7. Performance of Muslim Daily Prayer by Physically Disabled Practitioners / Arseli Dokumaci; 8. Religious Metaphors as a Justification for Eugenic Control: A Historical Analysis / Gerald V. O'Brian and Autumn Molinari; 9. Catholicism and Disability: Sacred and Profane / Christine James; 10. Best Practices for Faith-Based Organizations Working with Deaf Communities in Developing Countries / Amy T. Wilson and Kirk Van Gilder; 10. Disability and the Love of Wisdom: De-forming, Re-forming, and Per-forming Philosophy of Religion / Amos Yong
This edited collection of essays critically examines how diverse religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and/or chronic illness. Contributors employ a wide variety of methodological approaches including ethnography, historical, cultural, or textual analysis, personal narrative, and theological/philosophical investigation
"This edited collection of essays critically examines how diverse religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and/or chronic illness. Contributors employ a wide variety of methodological approaches including ethnography, historical, cultural, or textual analysis, personal narrative, and theological/philosophical investigation."-- Provided by publisher
"The role that disability and religion play in human experience is vast, pervasive, and beyond simplification. This edited collection critically examines how Judaism, Christianity and Islam represent and respond to disability in their respective texts, traditions, and in contemporary society. Contributors incorporate literature and theoretical analysis from the field of disability studies resulting in an inter-religious and cross-cultural effort to cultivate new ways to link religion and disability. The book is appealing to a broad readership including members of the disabled community, scholars and students from multiple academic and professional disciplines, and religious practitioners from Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions"-- Provided by publisher
Description based on print version record
Link Print version: Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230119727 (DLC) 2011014238 (OCoLC)711049411
Subject Disabilities -- Religious aspects
Human body -- Religious aspects
RELIGION -- General. bisacsh
RELIGION -- Theology. bisacsh
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- General. bisacsh
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General. bisacsh
RELIGION -- Islam -- General. bisacsh
RELIGION -- History. bisacsh
RELIGION / Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Schumm, Darla Y. (Darla Yvonne)
Stoltzfus, Michael, 1965-
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