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Disability and Religious Diversity : Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Perspectives - Darla Schumm

Disability and Religious Diversity

Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2011
ISBN: 9780230119734
Number Of Pages: 234

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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.

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"As much as scholarship on religion and disability focuses on the diversity of human bodies and experiences, it must also be attentive to the wide variety of religious traditions that form and inform us. This work is an important step in recognizing and affirming the religious diversity of our global community, and as such is long overdue." - Deborah Creamer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Iliff School of Theology

"This text skillfully captures the moments of intersection between religion and disability and shares the resulting disconnect or synergy in an honest and compelling way. Narratives and inquiry combine to inform and encourage rich discussion and debate about the inclusion of people with disabilities, or lack thereof, in diverse religious traditions." - Kimberly Tanner, Director, Access Office, Valdosta State University

"For those in the academy, this text fills a significant gap in the area of religion and disability. While there is an increasing body of literature within Christianity and Judaism that deals with issues of disability, little has been written from the perspective of other religious traditions. This volume, then, represents a significant step in exploring the intersection between disability studies and particular religions and spiritual practices. Hopefully it will spark further, more systematic analyses of the positive and negative contributions each religion makes to disability studies and to the lives of persons who live with a disability." - Kathy Black, Claremont School of Theology

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Editors' Introductionp. xi
Religion, Narrative Identity, and Disabilityp. 1
God's Will? How Two Young Latina Catholic Women Negotiate a Hidden Disability Identityp. 5
Whatever the Sacrifice: Illness and Authority in the Baha'i Faithp. 19
Since Feathers Have Grown on My Body: Madness, Art, and Healing in Celtic Reconstructionist Spiritualityp. 47
Religion, Accessibility, and Disabilityp. 71
Disabled Rites? Ritual and Disability in Wiccap. 75
A Secular Case for Religious Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilitiesp. 91
Beyond Models: Some Tentative Daoist Contributions to Disability Studiesp. 103
Health and Disability Care in Native American and Alaska Native Communitiesp. 123
Interreligious and Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Disabilityp. 157
Chronic Illness and Disability: Narratives of Suffering and Healing in Buddhism and Christianityp. 159
Disability, Agency, and Engagement: Three Wisdom Traditions' Call to Be Radically Availablep. 177
Native American Concepts Involving Human Differencep. 201
Notes on Contributorsp. 221
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780230119734
ISBN-10: 0230119735
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 30th November 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.97  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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