Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - Religion - 450 pages
While the struggle for disability rights has transformed secular ethics and public policy, traditional Christian teaching has been slow to account for disability in its theological imagination. Amos Yong crafts both a theology of disability and a theology informed by disability. The result is a Christian theology that not only connects with our present social, medical, and scientific understanding of disability but also one that empowers a set of best practices appropriate to our late modern context.
 

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Contents

The Blind the Deaf and the Lame Biblical and Historical Trajectories
19
Down Syndrome and Disability in the Modern World
43
Medicalizing Down Syndrome Disability in the World of Modern Science
45
Deconstructing and Reconstructing Disability Late Modern Discourses
79
Disability in Context Feminist Cultural and World Religious Perspectives
117
Reimagining and Renewing Theology in Late Modernity Enabling a Disabled World
151
Reimagining the Doctrines of Creation Providence and the Imago Dei Rehabilitating Down Syndrome and Disability
155
Renewing Ecclesiology Down Syndrome Disability and the Community of Those Being Redeemed
193
Resurrecting Down Syndrome and Disability Heaven and the Healing of the World
259
Epilogue
293
Notes
297
Abbreviations
339
References
341
Scripture Index
433
Name Index
436
Subject Index
442

Rethinking Soteriology On Saving Down Syndrome and Disability
227

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About the author (2007)

Amos Yong (Ph.D. Boston University) is Professor of Theology and Mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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