Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

disability and theology texts

Fri. Sept. 14, 2012

Having talked with Molly tonight, I wanted to put up a list of the books on theology+disability that people recommended when I crowdsourced on Sunday (thanks to those who signal-boosted and/or responded) since the prime takeaway from that conversation was a commitment to keep engaging with this issue.

* A Healing Homiletic: Preaching and Disability (Kathleen Black)
* This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies (ed. Hector Avalos).
* round-table discussion about disability & Biblical studies in Women in the Hebrew Bible (ed. Alice Bach).
* Spirit and the Politics of Disablement (Sharon V. Betcher)
* The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability (Nancy L. Eiesland)
* The Wounded Healer (Henri J.M. Nouwen)

I also went to my GoodReads to pull up the stuff I read 2-3 years ago (NB: not all of these texts explicitly deal with theology -- this is more to share some of the context that I have when I approach this issue):
* Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities (Deborah Beth Creamer)
* Deaf Liberation Theology (Hannah Lewis)
* Theology Without Words: Theology in the Deaf Community (Wayne Morris)
* The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability (Susan Wendell)
* Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism & Other Difficult Positions (Lennard J. Davis)
* Desiring Disability: Queer Theory Meets Disability Studies (GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies #9.5)
* Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (Robert McRuer)
Tags: books: lists, issues: disability, religion: christianity
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