Disability theology: a driving force for change?

Talitha Cooreman-Guittin, Armand Léon van Ommen

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Disability theology is a recent field in theological enquiry that changes – at times quite radically – the way (Christian) theologians perceive God and the way believers experience faith. But can it also bring about societal change? Can it be like leaven in the construction of God’s Kingdom (Lk 13, 21)? Theology definitely has a role to play in constructing paradigms, identifying processes of accommodation, justifying conflicts, promoting change, detecting languages, and driving understanding – what role might ‘disability theology’ have in this?

In this issue of the IJSCC we leave the floor to theologians from a wide variety of backgrounds, engaged in disability theology, who offer their reflections on this subject. As not all readers may be acquainted with this theological discipline we very briefly present the field (1) and the reasons that lead us to the theme of ‘change’ (2) before introducing the articles that compose this issue (3).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
Issue number1
Early online date2 Mar 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Mar 2022


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