The Bible, Disability, and the Church

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The Bible, Disability, and the Church

A New Vision of the People of God

By Amos Yong

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Paperback, 9780802866080, 161pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

"Inspiring and challenging study that rethinks the Bible's teaching on disability"A theologian whose life experience includes growing up alongside a brother with Down syndrome, Amos Yong in this book rereads and reinterprets biblical texts about human disability, arguing that the way we read biblical texts, not the Bible itself, is what causes us to marginalize persons with disabilities. Revealing and examining the underlying stigma of disability that exists even in the church, Yong shows how the Bible offers good news to people of all abilities -- and he challenges churches to become more inclusive communities of faith.

About the Author
Amos Yong is J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University in Virginia. He has authored or edited more than two dozen books relating to Pentecostal theology, including Pentecostalism and Prosperity: The Socioeconomics of the Global Charismatic Movement (2012) and The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination (2011).