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Disability, Society and Theology
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Disability, Society and Theology: Voices from Africa is the result of a workshop which brought together African theologians, persons with disabilities and disability expertise in the Region to prepare resource materials to enrich the disability study process in the context of the Africa region. The book is in six parts and includes contributions from scholars across the continent. The parts are: Disability Theology: Issue to Debate; The Able Disabled and the Disabled Church: The Churchís Response to Disability; Disability and Society; Disability Theology: Some Interfaces; Disability and Caregiving; and Disability in the African Experience.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. viii-ix
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. x-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Part One: Disability Theology: Issues in Debate
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Chapter One: Persons with Disabilities in Church and Society: A Historical and Sociological Perspective
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. Chapter Two: Claiming and Developing a Disability Hermeneutics: Towards a Liberating Theology of Disability
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. Chapter Three: Perfect God and Imperfect Creation: In the Image of God and Disabled
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. Chapter Four: Sin, Suffering, and Disability in God’s World
  2. pp. 47-58
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  1. Chapter Five: One in Christ: Priesthood of the Disabled and the Exercising of Gifts
  2. pp. 59-78
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  1. Chapter Six Biblical Perspectives on Disability
  2. pp. 79-94
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  1. Part Two: The Able Disabled and the Disabled Church: The Church’s Response to Dissbility
  2. pp. 95-96
  1. Chapter Seven: Lazarus, come out! How Contextual Bible Study Can Empower the Disabled
  2. pp. 97-110
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  1. Chapter Eight: The Church, Public Policy and Disability Concerns in Kenya
  2. pp. 111-120
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  1. Chapter Nine: Cultural Barriers to the Disabled People’s Participation in Church Life
  2. pp. 121-138
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  1. Part Three: Disability and Society
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. Chapter Ten: Education, Employment, and Health: A Disability Perspective
  2. pp. 141-156
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  1. Chapter Eleven: Society and Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities for People with Disabilities
  2. pp. 157-168
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  1. Chapter Twelve: Disability: Social Challenges and Family Responses
  2. pp. 169-196
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  1. Part Four: Disability Theology: Some Interfaces
  2. pp. 197-198
  1. Chapter Thirteen: Disability and Sexuality
  2. pp. 199-208
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  1. Chapter Fourteen: Gender and Disability Challenges Within the Church
  2. pp. 209-220
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  1. Chapter Fifteen: Combating HIV & Aids among Persons with Disability: A Disability Perspective
  2. pp. 221-242
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  1. Part Five: Disability and Caregiving
  2. pp. 243-244
  1. Chapter Sixteen: Persons with Disabilities and Psychological Perspectives
  2. pp. 245-274
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  1. Chapter Seventeen: Psychosocial Disability: Attitudes and Barriers to Social Integration in Church and Society
  2. pp. 275-296
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  1. Chapter Eighteen: The Church and Pastoral Counselling for Disability
  2. pp. 297-312
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  1. Part Six: Disability in the African Experience
  2. pp. 313-314
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  1. Chapter Nineteen: Persons with Disabilities in Madagascar
  2. pp. 315-336
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  1. Chapter Twenty: Persons with Disabilities in Malawi: What are the issues?
  2. pp. 337-362
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  1. Chapter Twenty One: A Profile of Tanzanians with Disabilities
  2. pp. 363-382
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  1. Chapter Twenty Two: Persons with Disabilities in Uganda
  2. pp. 383-402
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  1. Chapter Twenty Three: Persons with Disability in South Africa
  2. pp. 403-426
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 427-430
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 431-448
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 449-452
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  1. Index of Personal Names
  2. pp. 453-455
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 456-466
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  1. Back Cover
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