Disability: Living into the Diversity of Christ's Body

Disability: Living into the Diversity of Christ's Body


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Leading ethicist and pastoral theologian Brian Brock reflects on the challenge of disability, refuting widely held misconceptions and helping readers respond well to the pastoral implications of disability. Brock, the father of a child with special needs, weaves together theological commentary with narrative reflection, offering rich theological wisdom for shepherding people with disabilities. He shows pastors and ministers-in-training that thinking more closely and theologically about disability is a doorway into a more vibrant and welcoming church life for all Christians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540962973
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/18/2021
Series: Pastoring for Life: Theological Wisdom for Ministering Well
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 551,597
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brian Brock (DPhil, King's College, London) is professor of moral and practical theology at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is the author of numerous books, including Disability in the Christian Tradition, has written extensively on disability issues, and is managing editor of the Journal of Disability and Religion.

Table of Contents

Series Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Nobody with Disabilities in Our Church 5

2 Jesus Heals Everyone He Meets 29

3 God Chose You Because He Knew You Could Handle It 63

4 Disability Is a Tragic Effect of the Fall 95

5 We Don't Know Where to Start 135

Afterword 167

Notes 169

Scripture Index 177

Subject Index 179

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