Searching for dignity : conversations on human dignity, theology and disability

Claassens, Julie ; Swartz, Leslie ; Hansen, Len (2013)

CITATION: Claassens, J., Swartz, L. & Hansen, L. (eds). 2013. Conference proceedings - Searching for dignity : conversations on human dignity, theology and disability. Stellenbosch, 18-20 May 2011, University Stellenbosch: Faculty of Theology, South Africa. doi:10.18820/9781919985497.

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This publication fills a unique gap in the theological and religious engagement with the issue of human disability in South Africa. Combining the contributions of scholars, practitioners and people living with disabilities, it stands out for the way in which it promotes an interdisciplinary debate on disability and human dignity from a theological point of departure and interest. The end result is a collective effort with a critical approach to the role of religion (and the Christian faith tradition in particular) in the social and life worlds of people living with disabilities. A forceful argument is thus constructed about ways in which religion and the Christian faith tradition should change their own discourses, practices and ideological presuppositions regarding the issue of human disability.

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