Disability in Judaism Christianity and Islam

This edited collection of essays examines how religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and chronic illness.

Author: Darla Schumm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230339491

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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This edited collection of essays examines how religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and chronic illness. Contributors employ a variety of methodological approaches including ethnography, historical, cultural, or textual analysis, personal narrative, and theological/philosophical investigation.

Spirituality and Intellectual Disability

The book also offers creative insights for making religious celebrations more inclusive.

Author: International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. Congress

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789016850

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Spirituality and Intellectual Disability: International Perspectives on the Effect of Culture and Religion on Healing Body, Mind, and Soul provides a cross-cultural outlook on how the three major world religions view people with intellectual disabilities. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are examined in relation to topics such as spiritual health, worship practices, and the development of identity. Chapters on women in Middle Eastern society and the influence of Native Americans on the Christian perspective bring new and refreshing ideas to these under-researched topics. The Roman Catholic Church's historically shifting view and present-day ideas on persons with intellectual disabilities is discussed, as is Judaism's attempt to teach intellectually disabled youngsters the meaning of religious symbols. The book also offers creative insights for making religious celebrations more inclusive.

Disability in Medieval Christian Philosophy and Theology

For a more general discussion of disability and religion, see Schumm, Darla and Michael J. Stultzfus, Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis. 4 See Tom Shakespeare, ...

Author: Scott M. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429514937

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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This book uses the tools of analytic philosophy and close readings of medieval Christian philosophical and theological texts in order to survey what these thinkers said about what today we call ‘disability.’ The chapters also compare what these medieval authors say with modern and contemporary philosophers and theologians of disability. This dual approach enriches our understanding of the history of disability in medieval Christian philosophy and theology and opens up new avenues of research for contemporary scholars working on disability. The volume is divided into three parts. Part One addresses theoretical frameworks regarding disability, particularly on questions about the definition(s) of ‘disability’ and how disability relates to well-being. The chapters are then divided into two further parts in order to reflect ways that medieval philosophers and theologians theorized about disability. Part Two is on disability in this life, and Part Three is on disability in the afterlife. Taken as a whole, these chapters support two general observations. First, these philosophical theologians sometimes resist Greco-Roman ableist views by means of theological and philosophical anti-ableist arguments and counterexamples. Here we find some surprising disability-positive perspectives that are built into different accounts of a happy human life. We also find equal dignity of all human beings no matter ability or disability. Second, some of the seeds for modern and contemporary ableist views were developed in medieval Christian philosophy and theology, especially with regard to personhood and rationality, an intellectualist interpretation of the imago Dei, and the identification of human dignity with the use of reason. This volume surveys disability across a wide range of medieval Christian writers from the time of Augustine up to Francisco Suarez. It will be of interest to scholars and graduate students working in medieval philosophy and theology, or disability studies.

Disability and Community Living Policies

The chapter introduces disability in the Bible, New Testament, and the Koran, and discusses theological interpretations of disability in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. It discusses ancient eugenics approaches as ...

Author: Arie Rimmerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107140714

Category: Law

Page: 225

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the roots of institutionalization, deinstitutionalization legislation and policies of the twentieth century, and twenty-first-century efforts to promote community living policies domestically and internationally, particularly through the role of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), a landmark treaty adopted on 13 December 2006. Rimmerman shows that deinstitutionalization and community living cannot be examined only in terms of the number of institutions closed but also through the substantial change in values, legislation, and policies supporting personalization, as well as the social participation of people with disabilities. The book includes a significant exploration of United States legislation and important Supreme Court decisions compared with European policies toward community living. Finally it discusses the importance of Articles 12 and 19 of the convention and demonstrates the case of Israel that has used the convention as a road map for proposing a new community living policy.

Disability and Religious Diversity

She has several published articles in this area and is thecoeditorofthis volume and its companion Disability in Judaism,Christianity, andIslam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, andSocial Analysis. She enjoys running, knitting, ...

Author: D. Schumm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230339484

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This collection of essays examines how diverse religions of the world represent, understand, theologize, theorize and respond to disability and chronic illness. Contributors employ a variety of methodological approaches including ethnography, historical, cultural, or textual analysis, personal narrative, and theological/philosophical investigation.

A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism

this essay, I have occasionally adapted materials from my earlier work on disability in rabbinic literature, ... In: Disability in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions and Social Analysis (eds.

Author: Gwynn Kessler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119113621

Category: History

Page: 560

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An innovative approach to the study of ten centuries of Jewish culture and history A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism explores the Jewish people, their communities, and various manifestations of their religious and cultural expressions from the third century BCE to the seventh century CE. Presenting a collection of 30 original essays written by noted scholars in the field, this companion provides an expansive examination of ancient Jewish life, identity, gender, sacred and domestic spaces, literature, language, and theological questions throughout late ancient Jewish history and historiography. Editors Gwynn Kessler and Naomi Koltun-Fromm situate the volume within Late Antiquity, enabling readers to rethink traditional chronological, geographic, and political boundaries. The Companion incorporates a broad methodology, drawing from social history, material history and culture, and literary studies to consider the diverse forms and facets of Jews and Judaism within multiple contexts of place, culture, and history. Divided into five parts, thematically-organized essays discuss topics including the spaces where Jews lived, worked, and worshiped, Jewish languages and literatures, ethnicities and identities, and questions about gender and the body central to Jewish culture and Judaism. Offering original scholarship and fresh insights on late ancient Jewish history and culture, this unique volume: Offers a one-volume exploration of “second temple,” “Greco-Roman,” and “rabbinic” periods and sources Explores Jewish life across most of the geographic places where Jews or Judaeans were known to have lived Features original maps of areas cited in every essay, including maps of Jewish settlement throughout Late Antiquity Includes an outline of major historical events, further readings, and full references A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism: 3rd Century BCE - 7th Century CE is a valuable resource for students, instructors, and scholars of Jewish studies, religion, literature, and ethnic identity, as well as general readers with interest in Jewish history, world religions, Classics, and Late Antiquity.

Unsettling Science and Religion

WORKS CITED Abrams, Judith Z. Judaism and Disability: Portrayals in Ancient Texts from the Tanach through the Bavli. ... Bodies: Disability, Narrative, and the Gaze in Rabbinic Judaism,” in Disability in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: ...

Author: Lisa Stenmark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498556422

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This volume extends the insights of queer theory in order to unsettle or “queer” our understandings of “religion,” “science,” and the relationship between them. It asks how queer religion, science, and philosophy can and/or should be as a way to continue our conversations and explorations of the world in which we live.

Religion Faith and Crime

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/07/bijan-ebrahimidisability-lynch-mob-false-accusation-paedophilia ... Disgust and self-disgust: A disability studies perspective. ... Disability in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Author: Kim Sadique

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137456205

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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This unique collection brings together international contributors from a range of disciplines to explore crime and responses to crime through a religious/faith-based lens. At a time when religion is under the media spotlight in terms of religiously-motivated hate crime, terrorism and child abuse this book provides an important platform for academic debate. It examines these and other key issues including: faith as a coping strategy, religion as a motivating factor and the role of religion and morality in shaping criminal justice responses. This collection clearly places religion/faith at the heart of criminological enquiry and illustrates its relevance in addressing wider social issues and would be of benefit to students and academics researching or studying in these areas. It will also be of interest to community and criminal justice practitioners and those with an interest in community engagement and multi-faith work.

Negotiating the Disabled Body

Representations of Disability in Early Christian Texts Anna Rebecca Solevåg ... “out of the Darkness: examining the rhetoric of blindness in the gospel of John,” in Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts ...

Author: Anna Rebecca Solevåg

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884143260

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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An intersectional study of New Testament and noncanonical literature Anna Rebecca Solevåg explores how nonnormative bodies are presented in early Christian literature through the lens of disability studies. In a number of case studies, Solevåg shows how early Christians struggled to come to terms with issues relating to body, health, and dis/ability in the gospel stories, apocryphal narratives, Pauline letters, and patristic expositions. Solevåg uses the concepts of narrative prosthesis, gaze and stare, stigma, monster theory, and crip theory to examine early Christian material to reveal the multiple, polyphonous, contradictory ways in which nonnormative bodies appear. Features: Case studies that reveal a variety of understandings, attitudes, medical frameworks, and taxonomies for how disabled bodies were interpreted A methodology that uses disability as an analytical tool that contributes insights about cultural categories, ideas of otherness, and social groups’ access to or lack of power An intersectional perspective drawing on feminist, gender, queer, race, class, and postcolonial studies

The Oxford Handbook of Disability History

... “Leprosy in Early Islam,” in Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus, eds., Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 43–62.

Author: Michael Rembis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190234966

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Disability history exists outside of the institutions, healers, and treatments it often brings to mind. It is a history where disabled people live not just as patients or cure-seekers, but rather as people living differently in the world--and it is also a history that helps define the fundamental concepts of identity, community, citizenship, and normality. The Oxford Handbook of Disability History is the first volume of its kind to represent this history and its global scale, from ancient Greece to British West Africa. The twenty-seven articles, written by thirty experts from across the field, capture the diversity and liveliness of this emerging scholarship. Whether discussing disability in modern Chinese cinema or on the American antebellum stage, this collection provides new and valuable insights into the rich and varied lives of disabled people across time and place.