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Copious Hosting

A Theology of Access for People with Disabilities

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780826413499

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It is estimated that there are 43 million Americans with one or more physical or mental disabilities. Over the past several decades, the disability movement has grown in strength and sophistication, attaining maturity with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This landmark civil rights legislation ushered in a new era for people with disabilities.

This book aims to acquaint church and synagogue leaders with the history and philosophy of the disability movement and to provide resources from scripture and theology for thinking and preaching about disability in a new way.

"Copious Hosting smartly explores disability and theology in wonderfully contemporary terms. Jennie Weiss Block confesses not to speak for people with disabilities, acknowledging that she herself is not disabled; yet this thoroughly researched study masterfully examines the breadth and depth of the diverse disability community, relates this body of knowledge to sometimes conservative theological tenets, and provides an agenda for change and a rationale to support it." John D. Kemp, attorney and nationally acclaimed keynote speaker on disability issues

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 11
The Contemporary Disability Movement
People with Disabilitiesp. 27
Defining Disabilityp. 32
The Experience of People with Disabilitiesp. 38
An Historical Overview of the Disability Movementp. 54
The Philosophical Concepts of the Disability Movementp. 71
Reinterpreting the Christian Tradition from a Disability Perspective
Informing the Tradition: The Need for New Theological Interpretationsp. 83
Challenging the Tradition: A Critique of Three Primary "Texts"p. 101
A Theology of Access
God's Love and Mercy: Altogether Inclusivep. 129
Human Vulnerability: Source of Communion in the Kingdomp. 157
Notesp. 167
Resource Listp. 179
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ISBN: 9780826413499
ISBN-10: 0826413498
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1