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This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies (Hector Avalos Sarah J. Melcher, Jeremy Schipper (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2007) 9789004146686
This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies (Hector Avalos Sarah J. Melcher, Jeremy Schipper (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2007) 9789004146686
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Title: This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies

Author: Avalos, Hector Sarah J. Melcher, Jeremy Schipper (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004146686

Volumes: 1; Pages: x, 246

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The burgeoning field of disability studies has recently emerged within the humanities and social sciences and, as a result, disability is no longer seen as the biological condition of an individual body but as a complex product of social, political, environmental, and biological discourses. The groundbreaking essays of This Abled Body engage biblical studies in conversation with the wider field of disability studies. They explore the use of the conceptual category "disability" in biblical and Near Eastern texts and examine how conceptions of disability become a means of narrating, interpreting, and organizing human life. Employing diverse approaches to biblical criticism, scholars explore methodological issues and specific texts related to physical and cognitive disabilities. Responses to the essays by established disability activists and academics working in the social sciences and humanities conclude the volume. The contributors are Martin Albl, Hector Avalos, Bruce C. Birch, Carole R. Fontaine, Thomas Hentrich, Nicole Kelley, Janet Lees, Sarah J. Melcher, David Mitchell, Jeremy Schipper, Sharon Snyder, Holly Joan Toensing, Neal H. Walls, and Kerry H. Wynn.
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