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Disability and world religions : an introduction

Author: Darla Y Schumm; Michael Stoltzfus
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2016]
Series: Studies in religion, theology, and disability.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religion plays a critical role in determining how disability is understood and how persons with disabilities are treated. Examining the world's religions through the lens of disability studies not only peers deeply into the character of a particular religion, but also teaches something brand new about what it means to respond to people living with physical and mental differences. Disability and World Religions  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darla Y Schumm; Michael Stoltzfus
ISBN: 9781481305211 1481305212 1481305220 9781481305228 1481305239 9781481305235
OCLC Number: 940455186
Description: xvii, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hinduism and disability / Amy Donahue --
Buddhism and disability / Stephen E. Harris --
Confucianism and disability / Benjamin Lukey --
Daoism and disability / Andrew Lambert --
Judaism and disability / Julia Watts Belser --
Catholicism and disability / Mary Jo Iozzio --
Protestant Christianity and disability / Thomas Reynolds --
Islam and disability / Vardit Rispler-Chaim --
Indigenous traditions in the Western Hemisphere and disability / Lavonna Lovern.
Series Title: Studies in religion, theology, and disability.
Responsibility: Darla Y. Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus, Editors.

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Disability and World Religions thus offers a respectful exploration of global faith traditions and cultivates creative ways to respond to the fields of both religious and disability studies.--Tom  Read more...
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Each contributor presents a detailed overview, which includes background of source texts underlying the world view of the faith examined, and then applies a disability studies lens in analyzing the Read more...

 
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