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Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity

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Examines the theology issues used to understand disability (chiefly Down Syndrome) and the way in which disability changes our theological commitments.
Paperback, 450 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Baylor University Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Susan Windley-Daoust
Oct 08, 2010 Susan Windley-Daoust rated it it was amazing
This has some theologese in places, but overall this is a very lovely, well-conceived book on what people with Down Syndrome have to offer us by their presence, and how that should inform theological discourse on many things from ecclesiology to anthropology. Occasional stories about his adult brother with DS make the text come alive, and feel very human. It sounds like Yong is Assemblies of God, but he explains that tradition when necessary to a broader audience, and clearly reads across the Ch ...more
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Mar 14, 2012 Joel rated it really liked it
Too often people with disabilities and in particular people with intellectual disabilities are overlooked in disciplines like theology. These disciplines tend to deal with man, or more recently, men and women and ignore any special issues that arise for people who do not have the full set of capabilities typically ascribed to these abstract categories. Yong's book is an attempt to rectify this omission. No small task.

The work devotes large sections to disability in the bible, medical conception
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Amos Yong is the J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Director of the Ph.D. in Renewal Studies program at Regent University Divinity School in Virginia Beach, VA. He is the Co-editor of Pneuma, the journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

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