Bible, Disability, and the Church A New Vision of the People of God

ISBN-10: 0802866085

ISBN-13: 9780802866080

Edition: 2011

Authors: Amos Yong

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The Bible has plenty to say about human disability, even if much of what it says seems negative to our eyes. Yet Amos Yong argues that it is the way we read biblical texts, not the Bible itself, that leads us unthinkingly to marginalize those with disabilities.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 161
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770

Amos Yong is J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is most recently the author Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor.

Preface
Introduction: Disability and the People of God - Whole or Fragmented?
Growing Up with a Brother with Down Syndrome
Making Theological Sense of a World with Disability
Disability and Our Contemporary Social Context
An Overview of This Book: Its Method and Contents
Holiness, the Covenant, and Ancient Israel: Exclusion, Inclusion, and Disability
Introduction
Disability, Holiness, and the Covenant: At the Fount of the Christian Theological Tradition
Redeeming Disability and Leviticus? Christian Readings
Re-reading the Wider Hebrew Bible: Disability Narratives and Other Genres
Jacob, Israel, and the Limp
The Davidic Kingdom and Mephibosheth
Job and the Redemption of Monstrosity
Disability and Lament? Toward a New (First Testament) Theology of Disability
Summary
Study Questions
What Hath Dr. Luke and His Colleagues to Say? Jesus, the Early Church, and a (Radical Pentecostal) Theology of Disability
Introduction
Seeing (through) Dis/Ability: The Case of the Man Born Blind (John 9)
Disability in the Synoptics: Traditional Understandings, Disability Interrogations
Rethinking (Early) Christian Physiognomy: Redeeming Luke-Acts
Pentecost and a New Theology of Diverse Dis/Abilities
The Miracle of Pentecost: A Disability-Inclusive Reading
The Epistemology of Pentecost: Many Tongues, Many Senses, Many Abilities
The Hermeneutics of Pentecost: Dis/Ability Kinesthetics and a Theology of Witness
Summary
Study Questions
One Body, Many Members: St. Paul's Charismatic Ecclesiology and the Renewal of Dis/Ability
Introduction
"In Weakness We Are Made Strong": Was St. Paul the First Theologian of Disability?
Honoring the "Weaker" Member: A Disability Ecclesiology and Charismology
God Has Chosen the Foolishness of the World: Intellectual Disability and Ecclesiology
Foolishness: God's, the World's, and That of People with Intellectual Disability
Whose Folly, Which Foolishness? Christ, the Cross, and the Redemption of Intellectual Disability
One Body, Many Members and Ministries: Toward an Inclusive Ecclesiology
Ecclesial Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Ministry to and with People with Intellectual Disabilities
Hospitality for and of People with Profound Disabilities
Summary
Study Questions
When There Shall Be No More Tears: Eschatology, the Reign of God, and the Redemption of Disability
Introduction
The Resurrection Body: Traditional Expectations, Disability Interrogations
Jesus' (Resurrected) Body: The (Eschatological) Marks of Impairment
No More Tears! Disability, Hospitality, and the Reign of God
Eschatology and the Enabling of Judgment: Disability Mediations
Summary
Study Questions
Epilogue: The New Biblical Theology of Disability: So What?
Appendix: Disability at Qumran
For Further Reading
Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index
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