Disability, Faith and Acceptance
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Saint Andrew Press
Number of Pages: 134
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
What exactly is it like to be a disabled person within society and the Church? The author, himself disabled, argues that disabled people should not be seen merely as a source of inspiration but as valid and valuable contributors who could be encouraged if institutions were to take positive steps to integrate and listen to them. The book's main thrust is to develop a theology which shows that Christ identifies with disabled people and that on the cross shows the same vulnerability which so often concerns and frustrates those who are disabled. The author offers a fresh attempt at developing a theology of disability-something new for British theological discussion. W Graham Monteith was born in Glasgow and educated at Westerlea School for Spastics, Edinburgh and Ross High School, tranent. At the University of Edinburgh he read Sociology and Systematic Theology. From the University of York he gained a BPhil in Sociology of Religion and has carried out post-graduate research in both France and Belgium. He is currently a Parish Minister at the linked parishes of Hoy and Walls and Flotta and Farra, Orkney. Kenneth M Boyd, the editor of the series, is Scottish Director of the Institute of Medical Ethics. Dr Boyd is also Chaplain to Overseas Students at the University of Edinburgh and serves as Associate Minister of St John's and St Cuthbert's Ecumenical Project in Edinburgh.