Copious Hosting: A Theology of Access for People with Disabilities

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jan 17, 2002 - Social Science - 183 pages
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It is estimated that there are 43 million Americans with one or more physical or mental disabilities. Over the past several decades, the disability movement has grown in strength and sophistication, attaining maturity with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This landmark civil rights legislation ushered in a new era for people with disabilities.Many religious people, however well meaning, are unfamiliar with the language and philosophy of the disability movement. They unintentionally give offense by language and actions that reflect a by-gone era. This book aims to do two things: to acquaint church and synagogue leaders with the history and philosophy of the disability movement and to provide resources from scripture and theology for thinking and preaching about disability in a new way.

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Block, a theologically trained caregiver, offers a "theology of liberation" for the disabled, arguing passionately for more inclusiveness in ministry and liturgy. Her intention is to make ministers ... Read full review

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I wish I had this book years ago. The question now is: Is god relevant? Read full review

About the author (2002)

Jennie Weiss Block has been involved in the disability field as an advocate and a professional for over 25 years. She has Master's Degree in Business Administration and is currently completing a PhD in theology. She is the author of Project Neighborhood, dealing with community living for persons with disabilities.

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