Introduction: Hauerwas on disability

John Swinton*

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Swinton outlines some central aspects of Hauerwas’ theology and ethics that relate to the papers in this volume. He clarifies the type of disability that Hauerwas addresses in these papers and draws out the social and political dimensions of Hauerwas’ critique. The chapter explores issues of terminology, politics, and citizenship. In so doing this chapter lays down a foundation for the various papers and responses that are presented in the book.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Religion, Disability and Health
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Disability
  • Empowerment
  • Ethics
  • Liberal society
  • Politics
  • Theology


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