Theology, Disability, and the Body of Christ
Studies in Religion, Theology, and Disability
Written by Brian Brock (University of Aberdeen).
Published by Baylor University Press in August 2019.
The church welcomes all—or it should.
The church has long proven itself a safe refuge despite the sad reality that it can be, and has been, unwelcoming toward those perceived as different. This is especially true of the contemporary church’s response to those with disabilities—a response often at surprising variance with its historic practices of care. The church once helped shape western morality to cherish these individuals with love and acceptance. It is thus ironic when today’s church neglects this care, or practices care with no awareness of the rich theological history out of which such moral sensibilities originally emerged. In Wondrously Wounded, Brian Brock reclaims the church’s historic theology of disability and extends it to demonstrate that people with disabilities, like all created in God’s image, are servants of God’s redemptive work.
More information, including an interview with the author, can be found on the publisher’s website.