Vulnerable Communion Paperback
A Theology of Disability and Hospitality
by Thomas E. Reynolds;
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Reynolds shows that the Christian story is one of strength coming from weakness, of wholeness emerging from brokenness, and of power in vulnerability. Wholeness, he argues, comes not from self-sufficiency, but from the "genuinely inclusive communion" that results from sharing our humanity--including our lack of ability--with one another. Then, and only then, will we truly live in hospitality with one another and with people with disabilities.
Reynolds offers valuable biblical, theological, and pastoral tools to understand and welcome those with disabilities. The book will be useful to academics, students, and pastors, as well as anyone touched by disability in some way. Readers will find penetrating examinations of the difficult questions of why God allows disability and what the church can learn from people with disabilities.
1. Theology and Disability: Perils and Promises
2. Communal Boundaries: Dwelling Together and Cults of Nomalcy
3. Able Bodies? The Illusion of Control and Denial of Vulnerability
4. Recovering Disability: The Strange Power of Weakness
5. Love Divine: Vulnerability, Creation, and God
6. Worthy of Love? Humanity, Disability, and Redemption in Christ
7. Being Together: Love, Church, and Hospitality
Thomas E. Reynolds (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is associate professor of theology at Emmanuel College in the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.
Vulnerable Communion by Thomas E. Reynolds was published by Brazos Press in April 2008 and is our 25190th best seller. The ISBN for Vulnerable Communion is 9781587431777.
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Jürgan Moltmann writes:- ‘What we call disability is part of our fragile life and also of life’s mystery in God. To understand disabled people and our own vulnerability and to understand the vulnerable and compassionate God condition each other. This astonishing book serves both sides and is an insightful contribution to an all embracing theology of life.’
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Shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey prize for Theological Writing 2011.
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|Author / Artist||Thomas E. Reynolds|
|Publisher||Brazos Press (April 2008)|
|Number of Pages||256|
|Page last updated||17th September 2017|