Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam : sacred texts, historical traditions, and social analysis / edited by Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus.

New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xxii, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Disabilities -- Religious aspects.
Human body -- Religious aspects.
"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. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The role that disability and religion play in human experience is vast, pervasive, and beyond simplification. This edited collection critically examines how Judaism, Christianity and Islam represent and respond to disability in their respective texts, traditions, and in contemporary society. Contributors incorporate literature and theoretical analysis from the field of disability studies resulting in an inter-religious and cross-cultural effort to cultivate new ways to link religion and disability. The book is appealing to a broad readership including members of the disabled community, scholars and students from multiple academic and professional disciplines, and religious practitioners from Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note:
Part One: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions and Disability * Reading Talmudic Bodies: Disability, Narrative, and the Gaze in Rabbinic Judaism
Julia Watts Belser * What the Rabbis Heard: Deafness in the Mishnah
Bonnie Gracer * Islam and Disability: Broad Outlines
Mohammed Ghaly * Leprosy in Early Islam
Matthew L. Long * Vitiliginous (Sk)Inscriptions: Historical Religious Interpretations of Involuntarily Whining Skin
Elizabeth R. Sierra-Zarella * Resurrecting Deformity: Augustine on Wounded and Scarred Bodies in the Heavenly Realm
Kristi Upson-Saia * PART TWO: Social and Philosophical Perspectives on Religion and Disability * Religious Metaphors as a Justification for Eugenic Control: A Historical Analysis
Gerald V. O'Brian & Autumn Molinari * Catholicism and Disability: Sacred and Profane
Christine James * Disability and the Love of Wisdom: De-forming, Re-forming, and Per-forming Philosophy of Religion
Amos Yong * Beyond Models: Tentative Daoist Contributions to Disability Studies
Darla Schumm & Michael Stoltzfus.
Schumm, Darla Y. (Darla Yvonne)
Stoltzfus, Michael, 1965-
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0230119727 (hardback)
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