Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis

Title

Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis

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Description

The role that disability and religion play in human experience is vast, pervasive, and beyond simplification. This edited collection critically examines how Judaism, Christianity and Islam represent and respond to disability in their respective texts, traditions, and in contemporary society. Contributors incorporate literature and theoretical analysis from the field of disability studies resulting in an inter-religious and cross-cultural effort to cultivate new ways to link religion and disability. The book is appealing to a broad readership including members of the disabled community, scholars and students from multiple academic and professional disciplines, and religious practitioners from Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions.

ISBN

9780230119727

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

New York

Keywords

Darla Y. Schumm, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, disability

Disciplines

Religion

Comments

Edited by Darla Y. Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus.