Discovering Trinity in Disability

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A pastor and educator explore the theory and reality of truly welcoming the disabled in our church and our theology.

From the gospels it would appear that the disabled have a special claim on Jesus' love and attention.  And from the doctrine of the Trinity we learn that God is an inclusive community of love,  Yet are these truths reflected in the life of the church?  Drawing on scripture, theology, and the personal experience of their daughter's severe disability, the authors explore the theological meaning of disability and the special insights in affords into the mystery of God's Trinitarian being.  They call on the church to become a truly inclusive community, marked by a speical welcome and embrace for those whom the wrold identifies as broken, disabled, or somehow defective.

Miroslaw Tataryn and Maria Truchan-Tataryn are a married couple.  He is a priest in the Ukrainian Catholic Church and holds a doctorate in theology.  She has a doctorate in literature, with a specialty in disability studies.

Book Details

Title:
Discovering Trinity in Disability
Subtitle:
A Theology for Embracing Difference
Author:
Miroslaw Tataryn
Co-Author:
Maria Truchan-Tataryn
Includes:
Bibliography
Pages:
128
Binding:
Softcover
... very useful as an ancillary text for an undergraduate theological course introducing concerns for disability and the implications for developing a Trinitarian understanding of community.
The authors call upon Christians to be as inclusive as Jesus was, not treating the disabled as tragedies, but rather embracing their differences in celebration. ... appropriate for high school, college and professional libraries.
This study not only challenges preconceptions and disability within the Christian community and beyond, but it also offers a dialogical renewal of Christian heritage through the lens of disability.
". . . From a history of Scripture [in] Hebrew to modern times to how modern churches and society view social and individual models of disability, this packs in a fine analysis that advocates building inclusive communitites and spiritual teachings, and will find a home in any library strong in religious discussions of diability."
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