Deaf Liberation Theology

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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Deconstructing the theology and practice of the Church, Hannah Lewis shows how the Church unconsciously oppresses Deaf people through its view of them as people who can't hear. Lewis reclaims Deaf perspectives on Church history, examines how an essentially visual Deaf culture can relate to the written text of the bible and asks 'can Jesus sign?' This book pulls together all these strands to consider how worship can be truly liberating, truly a place for Deaf people to celebrate who they are before God.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Framework and Methodology
5
Being Deaf in the TwentyFirst Century
19
A History of Deaf People and the Church
39
4 Deaf People Constructed in Theology
61
5 Deaf People Constructed in the Church as an Organization
85
Is There a Deaf Liberation Hermeneutic?
105
Who Is Jesus Christ for Deaf People Today?
133
8 What is Truly Deaf Worship?
155
9 A LiberatingShaped Church
179
Bibliography
185
Index
193
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